Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Brahms


Happy Birthday to Johannes Brahms. Who has put more babies to sleep than he could ever have dreamed.

Click HERE to hear a nice a capella version with altered lyrics which are sweet.

These are the lyrics Brahms intended:
Lullaby and good night, with roses bedight
With lilies o'er spread is baby's wee bed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed

Lullaby and good night, thy mother's delight
Bright angels beside my darling abide
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast
They will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast




http://acappella.colormaria.com/3850LCD/3850LCD%5EBrahms_Lullaby.mp3

3 comments:

Alexandra said...
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Alexandra said...

Hi, I thought you might like to have the German lyrics to this song. I have to sing it almost every night to my daughter :-)

Guten Abend, gut´ Nacht, mit Rosen bedacht,
mit Näglein besteckt, schlüpf unter die Deck´:
Morgen früh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder geweckt,
morgen früh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder geweckt.

Guten Abend, gut´ Nacht, von Englein bewacht,
die zeigen im Traum dir Christkindlein´s Baum:
Schlaf nun selig und süß, schau im Traum´s Paradies,
schlaf´ nun selig und süß, schau im Traum´s Paradies.

Big HI, from Berlin, Germany!

The Partnership of Kindermusik Educators said...

Thank you Alexandra, beautiful in any language - And it works every time. Big Hi right back at cha.