Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Lullabies

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One of the things I'm most looking forward to is singing to my baby. I used to sing alllll the time and took voice lessons all throughout High School and College. but since then, my vocal chords have definitely gotten a bit rusty, and even worse, I realized the other day that I hardly even know any of the classic lullabies anymore!

I started to sing "Lullabye, and goodnight" and could only get past those 3 words...what comes after that first line?? "na, na na na...na na na"

I think I remember my mom singing Rock-a-Bye-Baby, Hush Little Baby, and All the Pretty Horses when I was growing up. But I think I only fully remember the lyrics to Rock-a-Bye-Baby:
"Rock-a-bye baby on the treetop, when the wind blows, the cradle will rock. When the bow breaks, the cradle will fall, and down will come baby, cradle and all"

Babycenter recommends the following lullabies, and I will be brushing up on these lyrics asap!:



I know there are plenty of songs that I can sing to my baby - and honestly, the songs I know the best are Broadway songs: SO there will certainly be some "What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line, "Astonishing" from Little Women, "I Have Been Changed For Good" from Wicked, and maybe some rock RENT songs peppered in there every once in awhile just to spice things up.

One thing I love is that Chris's mom used to sing "I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight" from Camelot to Chris when he was younger. It's a totally random song and actually one I had never heard before, but Chris can still sing it word for word, and it's pretty much the most adorable thing ever. (#chrisdonthatemeforsharingthat)


I want there to be 1 or 2 key songs that my child will one-day say "My mom used to sing that to me all the time" and still be able to know the whole song 30 years from now. 

What songs do/did/will you sing to your baby? What do you remember being sung to you when you were little? Give me some good suggestions so I can brush up on my baby songs!

11 comments:

  1. "Hush Little Baby don't say a word, Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird..."

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    1. I know about 2 verses of that song....after that, no clue!

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  2. My dad used to sing me the Stevie Ray Vaughan blues version of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and play it on the guitar. I am not that talented however lol I can sing that son but I cannot play the guitar. My grandma always used to sing us Hush Little Baby and some other ones that I can't remember. With my parents, it was always something non-traditional which I hope to continue with our child.

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    1. so awesome! I'm listening to that version right now on youtube, never heard it before! I'm going to try and download this, I love it!

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  3. We probably should have done this...but now we just sing the ABC songs and Dora the Explorer songs all the time...oh parent life.

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    1. Haha I'm sure she LOVES those songs - and Abbie certainly isn't too young to start introducing new songs and lullabies to her - she'll prob. remember them more now than when she was younger!

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  4. I will totally be like you, singing Broadway songs to my kids someday! I love the three you listed, and I'm sure I'll also throw in some Sound of Music favorites, too.

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  5. that`s cute about Chris' mom singing him the camelot song! I say pick songs you love to sing or hum already :) I don't have any set songs I sing, I mainly just make them up on the spot!

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  6. Aw! Start memorizing lyrics ha. I sure don't know the tune / words to most of those!!!

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  7. Do you have the microphone that you can put on your belly to talk to the baby? Nick and I read to Kennedy every night using the microphone and I would sing to her too (even though my voice is horrible!) To this day, singing always seems to calm her down if she's fussy.

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  8. Oh that is so sweat!!!!! Great posts. I was thinking about stories...songs didn't even cross my mind.

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