This setting reminded me of a children's book we checked out at our local library, called Sleepytime Songs, The Peter Yarrow Songbook. From the book:
"Each of the songs in this collection contains a message to your children that they will come to understand more and more deeply as the years pass by. Through these songs you can tell your children that you not only love them, but that you love them as much as you've loved anybody or anything in your life."About The Book
Lullaby and good night. Peter Yarrow’s gentle voice will lull children to sweet dreams with these 12 beautiful and timeless sleepytime songs. It’s the perfect goodnight combination, with a book of lyrics to read aloud before little heads hit the pillow, and a CD providing soft, beautiful accompaniment to quiet the most animated child. Terry Widener’s lovely art captures such iconic nighttime moments as a moon smiling down, a mother rocking her baby, and magical animals flying in the sky.
Parents and kids will enjoy sharing a quiet musical moment together before falling fast asleep.
All Through the Night • Puff, the Magic Dragon • Ol’ Blue • All the Pretty Little Horses • Hush, Little Baby • Kum Ba Ya • The Water Is Wide • Down in the Valley • All My Trials • On Top of Old Smokey • Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot? • Brahms Lullaby
This is a wonderful folk bedtime book for ages 4-8.
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis