Baby Songs Good Night

 OLD ROCKING CHAIR
(Words and Music by Hap Palmer)
©Hap-Pal Music, Inc.

Lean back,
Snuggle in my lap
Tonight let's take time to share
Quiet sounds and
peaceful sights
Outside in the old rocking chair

Chorus:

We're rocking,
We're rocking
We're rocking tonight
Rocking,
We're rocking
Beneath the moonlight

Dusk covers the valley
Stars slowly come into sight
Birds chatter among the trees
Before saying goodnight

Crickets sing a merry song
The night breeze whispers a prayer
Nature plays her lullaby
Heard from the old rocking chair

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Shadows dance across the porch
Cast by the heaven's soft glare
Rich designs of rustling leaves
Surround the old rocking chair

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Wood weathered by years of use
(Weathered by use)
Seat tattered and worn with wear
But lean back in those aging arms
And no place can compare
Yes, lean back in those aging arms
And no place can compare


ALL NIGHT ALL DAY
(Traditional, additional words by Hap Palmer )
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CHORUS:

All night, all day
Angels watchin' over me my Lord
All night, all day
Angels watchin' over me

Now I lay me down to sleep
Angels watchin' over me, my Lord
Pray the Lord my soul to keep
Angels watchin' over me

REPEAT CHORUS:

Bless this precious earth we share
Angels watchin' over me my Lord
Land and water,
plants and air
Angels watchin' over me

Bless each home
and family
Angels watchin' over me my Lord
Help us all sleep peacefully
Angels watchin' over me

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SLEEP MY BABY
(Words and music by Hap Palmer)
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CHORUS:

Sleep my baby,
near to me
Lu, lu, lu, lu,
Close your velvet eyes

Sleep my baby,
near to me
Lu, lu, lu, lu,
Close your velvet eyes

Far away in their nest
Baby birds flutter down to rest
High in the trees far from harm
Tiny monkey sleeps deep in his mother's arms

Sleep my baby, near to me
Lu, lu, lu, lu,
Close your velvet eyes

Far away in their nest
Baby birds flutter down to rest
High in the trees far from harm
Tiny monkey sleeps deep in his mother's arms

Sleep my baby, near to me
Lu, lu, lu, lu,
Close your velvet eyes

COUNTING MIRACLES
(words and music by Hap Palmer)
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How many stars are up in the sky?
How many grains of sand on the shore?
How many fish swim down in the sea?
'Tho we may count
There will always be more

CHORUS:

We could count miracles
All night long,
one by one
On and on we would never be done
So go to sleep my little one

How many blades of grass in the field?
How many birds fly up in the air?
How many shells on the ocean floor?
Life's many wonders abound everywhere

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How many berries hang on the vine?
How many seeds does the spring breeze sow?
How many leaves are up in the tree?
Just when we know more new ones will grow

REPEAT CHORUS:

Go to sleep,
go to sleep
Go to sleep my little one

For one thing I know is true
The sweetest miracle is you
Yes, one thing I know is true
The sweetest miracle is you

SLEEP ON
(Words and music by Hap Palmer)
©Hap-Pal Music, Inc.

The flowers all sleep soundly
Beneath the moon's bright ray
They nod their heads together
And dream the night away
The rustling trees wave to and fro
And murmur soft and low
Sleep on, sleep on, sleep on my little one

The birds sleep in the branches
The horse lies in the hay
The dolphins say goodnight
Floating peacefully on the bay
The bear is snuggled in it's den
The pig sleeps in the pen
Sleep on, sleep on, sleep on my little one

The hens sleep in their house
Roosting quietly in a row
The mice out in the field
Burrow down in the earth below
The monkeys sleep up in a tree
The fish down in the sea
Sleep on, sleep on, sleep on my little one

The baby kangaroo
Snoozes safe in it's mother's pouch
The dog is dozing off
Curled up by the parlor couch
The weary turtle slides inside
it's cozy shell to hide
Sleep on, sleep on, sleep on my little one.

The camels slumber under
A star filled desert sky
The cat lies on the rug
While her kittens sleep nearby
The drowsy cows sleep peacefully
Underneath the tree
Sleep on, sleep on, sleep on my little one

SPINNING ON THE SAME BALL
(Words and music by Hap Palmer)
©Hap-Pal Music, Inc.

Somewhere boys and girls in a far off land
Are waking up
just as we say goodnight
They may not look like you
or do the things you do
But within we're very much alike

The sadness in a tear,
The comfort of a hug
Are feelings every child can understand
And laughter is a sound
Known the world around
The meaning is the same in every land

CHORUS:

'Cause we're all spinning on the same ball
Sailing through the same vast space
We're all spinning on the same ball
Living in the very same place

Hunger knows no language,
Thirst no boundary
They feel the same wherever people live
And a simple act of care
Can happen anywhere
We see the need
And take the time to give

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'Tho we learn to talk to G-d in different ways
The need to find life's meaning is the same
G-d looks with equal grace on every color face
And answers prayers to many different names

REPEAT CHORUS:

Yes, we're living in the very same place.


A NEW WORLD TO EXPLORE
(Words and music by Hap Palmer)
©Hap-Pal Music, Inc.

What do you see my baby?
What do you see my love?
Are you looking out the window
At the stars above?
Do you see the paintings
Hanging on the wall?
Or your teddy bear up on the shelf
Beside your bright blue ball?

CHORUS:

All the world is fresh and new
A mystery to you
But now it's time to sleep my dear
Knowing I'll be near

Close your eyes
Let me rock you off to sleep
A peaceful slumber calm and deep
Keep you safe through the night
To greet the morning light
Close your eyes
Tomorrow is a bright new day
The sun will send a golden ray
Wake you up in the morn
With a new world to explore

What do you see my baby?
Innocent eyes aglow
What you spy with open wonder
I may not always know
Do you see your dolly
Lying on the rug
Or that spider as she weaves her web
To catch a flying bug?

REPEAT CHORUS:

Close your eyes,
close your eyes
Close your eyes,
close your eyes.

LOVEY AND ME
(Words and music by Hap Palmer)
©Hap-Pal Music, Inc.

A Lovey is something you like very much
A teddy, a blanket or doll
Mine is a bunny so cuddly and soft
It's my favorite stuffed toy of all

Lovey is with me when I fall asleep
And if I should wake in the night
I'm not afraid 'cause my Lovey is there
To say everything is all right.

CHORUS:

It's Lovey and me
Lovey and me
Together everywhere
It's Lovey and me

Lovey stays with me whatever I do
And listens to me when I talk
We make up stories and maybe play house
Or build a big castle with blocks

Big kids may tease me
and laugh at my games
I turn and shut out the sound
I hug Lovey tighter while walking away
Pretending no one is around

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Lovey goes with me wherever I go
That's why it's ragged and worn
But I would not trade it for one that's brand new
I'll take Lovey tatter and torn

Mommy can wash it and hang it to dry
And sew up the rips with some thread
By nighttime my Lovey is ready to hug
And lie with me here in my bed.

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TEDDY BEAR BALL
(Words and music by Hap Palmer)
©Hap-Pal Music, Inc.

Dream a little dream, happy little scene
Teddy bears waltz
Full of fluffy charm, dancing arm in arm
Pudgy and soft
Swirling as they gaze in each other's eyes
Softly padded paws gliding swiftly by
You can see it all
There at the Teddy Bear Ball

Cheery little cubs giggle then they blush
Each time they see
Mom and Daddy Bear dancing cheek to cheek
So tenderly
Papa in a tux, whirling Mom around
Orchid on her wrist, flowing satin gown
You can see it all
There at the Teddy Bear Ball

They lift their tiny cups to a bowl of punch
And sweetly pour
Then they fill their plates with the honey cakes
Bears all adore
Merrily they chat, share each other's snacks
Give each other hugs, pat each other's backs
You can see it all
There at the Teddy Bear Ball

Bouncy little bears playing in the band
Smile with each song
While conductor bear waving his baton
Sings right along
One bear on the drums, two accordions
Three to toot the horns, four on violins
You can see it all
There at the Teddy Bear Ball

Counter Melody:
Dream, dream, sweetest you've seen
Lullabies lifting spirits high
Dream, dream, so serene
As teddy bears go waltzing by

Repeat first verse and counter melody together


I SLEEP 'TIL MORNING
(Words Martha Cheney and Hap Palmer / Music: Hap Palmer)
©Hap-Pal Music, Inc.

Chorus: I sleep 'til the morning
I do not wake too soon
I rest until the birdies sing
Goodbye to the golden moon.

The day's a bright new pony to ride
On paths that follow the sun
From east to west we gallop along
'Til day is all undone

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The night's a coach of silvery clouds
That drifts me through my dreams
I journey to a magical land
'Til daylight softly gleams

Repeat Chorus