Twilight Comes Tiptoeing*   -Lullaby Lyrics

1. Twilight Comes Tiptoeing

Twilight comes tiptoeing
In silvery robes with her slippers of dew
Gracefully dancing her shadows
Opening doors for the night to come through

And as she dances, her gowns all a-billow
The night gathers gently around us
And we’re here inside with our heads on the pillow
Feeling the love that surrounds us

When twilight returns she will 
Softly and quietly bring the new day
Dancing a path for the sunrise
Carefully tucking the nighttime away

And the songbirds of morning will call you to rise up
To learn some and work some and play
‘Til twilight comes tiptoeing lifting her eyes up
Beginning her dance for the close of the day

Twilight comes tiptoeing 
In silvery robes with her slippers of dew
Gracefully dancing her shadows 
Opening doors for the night to come through

2. Rocking on the Sea

Rocking, rocking on the sea 
Gently rocking you and me . . .

Little boat rolls along 
To the rhythm of the ocean’s song

Friendly whales swimming near 
Hear their breathing in the still night air

Shining stars overhead 
Light the night about our floating bed

Crescent moon brightly gleams 
As we sail to the isle of dreams

I will stay by your side 
As we slumber on the changing tide

3. Roll Away

The grass in the meadow is covered with dew
And the sun has gone down, this day is through
And the sky is sparkling, sparkling 
With the stars’ gentle light
Wrap yourself up in the peace of this deepening night

Don’t worry... let today roll away 
Don’t worry... my love is here to stay

Some things are not certain, we find out as we go
But there’s one thing, one thing we always know
There will be a tomorrow, another sunrise
Another morning, full of promise as wide as the skies

 

Don’t worry... let today roll on by 
Don’t worry... your dreams gonna fly


Each day shines a brand new light, 
So we take the night... and renew  
Lay still and your dreams will fly, 
On the wings of this sweet lullaby

...for you

The tree by your window reaches out to the night
Roots dug down deep, waiting for the returning light
And your own roots are deep and strong
And you know that you’re right where you belong

Don’t worry... let today roll away 
Don’t worry... my love is here to stay

4. Nani

Nani, nani  nani  nani  
o paithaiki moo  
Nani, nani  nani  nani  
tow arnaiki moo
Nani, nani  nani 
oneeda gleeka
Nani, nani nani 
meh agapi keh feelia

Nani, nani  nani  nani  little child of mine
Nani, nani  nani  nani  little lamb of mine
Nani, nani  nani  may your dreams be sweet
Nani, nani  nani  with love and kisses from me

Original song lyrics by Ginger Parish except 

Si Hei Lwli, traditional from Wales.
All songs ©2012 Ginger Parish. All rights reserved. 

 

Original pencil drawings by Ginger Parish.

All artwork ©2012 Ginger Parish. All rights reserved. 

5. Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes close your eyes  
Close your eyes time to go to sleep

 

One little kitten curled on the bed 
Tail tucked under your fuzzy head
Two little dolphins gliding on the blue 
Gentle waves are rocking you


Three little bluebirds snuggled in the nest 
Cuddle with the ones you love the best
Four little foxes nestled in the den 
Yawning, stretching now and then

Five little puppies weary from your play 
Slumber sweetly until the day
Six little piglets sheltered through the night 
Owl calls out everything’s all right

All the little children all around the town 
Settle in as the sun goes down
Each little child tucked in to a bed
Tender kiss on a sleepy head

6. Si Hei Lwli

Si hei lwli mabi

The tall ship sails away
Si hei lwli mabi

She sails out of the bay
Si hei lwli lwli lw 
Precious and so sweet are you
Si hei lwli mabi the tall ship sails away

Si hei lwli mabi the wind blows from the west
Si hei lwli mabi the gull is on her nest
Si hei lwli lw 
Precious and so sweet are you
Si hei lwli mabi the wind blows from the west

Si hei lwli mabi we’re rockin’ on the blue
Si my baby lwli the dolphins swim near you
Si hei lwli lwli lw 
Precious and so sweet are you
Si hei lwli mabi we’re rockin’ on the blue

7. Star of the County Down
     (Instrumental)

8. Sweet, Sweet Wind

Such a sweet, sweet wind is blowin’ through this day
Such a sweet, sweet wind is blowin’ through this day
Laughter so near, music everywhere
Such a sweet, sweet wind is blowin’ through this day

Such a sweet, sweet song is ridin’

on this wind
Such a sweet, sweet song is ridin’

on this wind
Laughter so near,

music everywhere
Such a sweet, sweet song is ridin’

on this wind

Such a sweet, sweet child is rockin’ in my arms
Such a sweet, sweet child is rockin’ in my arms
Holding you near, music everywhere
Such a sweet, sweet child is rockin’ in my arms

Such a sweet, sweet dream is travelin’ to this child
Such a sweet, sweet dream is travelin’ to this child
Holding you near, music everywhere
Such a sweet, sweet dream is travelin’ to this child 

9. Firefly    

Time to go to sleep firefly, time to go to sleep firefly
Let your sparkly lantern rest, so you can be at your best
Time to go to sleep firefly

Time to go to sleep water bug, time to go to sleep water bug
Give your wiggly legs a rest, so you can be at your best
Time to go to sleep water bug

Time to go to sleep honeybee, time to go to sleep honeybee
Let your busy buzzer rest, so you can be at your best
Time to go to sleep honeybee

Time to go to sleep butterfly, time to go to sleep butterfly
Close your colorful wings and rest, so you can be at your best
Time to go to sleep butterfly

Note: the lullaby CD is not a Music Together recording. 

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