Hush Little Baby

Traditional.  Guitar and Vocals Lisa Ecklund-Flores.

Hush, little baby, don't say a word,
mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.
If that mockingbird won't sing,
mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring.
If that diamond ring turns brass,
mama's gonna buy you a looking glass.
If that looking glass gets broke,
mama's gonna buy you a billy goat.
If that billy goat won't pull,
mama's gonna buy you a cart and bull.
If that cart and bull turns over,
mama's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
If that dog named Rover won't bark,
mama's gonna to buy you a horse and cart.
If that horse and cart fall down,
you're still mama’s favorite baby in town.

Rock a Bye Baby

Traditional.  Vocals Lisa Ecklund-Flores.  Piano Paul Odeh.

Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.

Rock-a-bye, baby, the cradle is green;
Father's a nobleman, mother's a queen;
Betty's a lady, and wears a gold ring;
And Johnny's a drummer, and drums for the king

Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.

All the Pretty Little Horses

Traditional.  Piano and Vocals Lisa Ecklund-Flores.

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleep my little baby.
When you wake, you shall have,
All the pretty little horses.

A black and a bay, a dapple and a grey,
All the pretty little horses.
A black and a bay, a dapple and a grey,
All the pretty little horses.

Daddy’s boy mama’s joy,
go to sleep my little baby.
When you wake, you shall have,
All the pretty little horses.

Blacks and bays, dapples and greys,
All the pretty little horses.
A black and a bay, a dapple and a grey,
All the pretty little horses.

Darkness falls sandman calls,
Go to sleep my little baby.
When you wake, you shall have,
All the pretty little horses.

Blacks and bays, dapples and greys,
All the pretty little horses.
A black and a bay, a dapple and a grey,
All the pretty little horses.

Up and down, round and round,
Dream of pretty little horses.
Hush a bye, don’t you cry,
Go to sleep my little baby.

Skye Boat Song

Traditional.  Piano and Vocals Lisa Ecklund-Flores

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that's born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.

Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar,
Thunderclaps rend the air;
Baffled, our foes stand by the shore,
Follow they will not dare.

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that's born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.

Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep,
Ocean's a royal bed.
Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep
Watch by your weary head.

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that's born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.

Two Little Birds           

Traditional.  Piano and Vocals Lisa Ecklund-Flores.

Two little birds sat on a hill,
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Fly away Jack.  Fly away Jill.
Come back Jack, and come back Jill.

Two little birds sat on a cloud,
One was soft, the other was loud. 
Fly away soft. Fly away loud.
Come back soft, and come back loud. 

Two little birds sat in a row,
One was fast, the other was slow.
Fly away fast.  Fly away slow. 
Come back fast, and come back slow.

Goodnight Irene

Traditional.  Additional Lyrics and Vocals Lisa Ecklund-Flores.  Piano Paul Odeh.

Evening mist is rising,
Nighttime shadows fall,
Sunset’s low and the sky’s aglow,
Faint the cricket’s call....

Irene Goodnight, Irene Goodnight,
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene, I’ll see you in my dreams.

Voices hushed in the parlor,
Fire warms the air,
Baby sleeps in the cradle deep,
Footsteps on the stair….

Irene Goodnight, Irene Goodnight,
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene, I’ll see you in my dreams.

Night brings calm and quiet,
Wishes bring your dreams,
As sunrise breaks and baby wakes,
Nothing’s as it seems. 

Irene Goodnight, Irene Goodnight,
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene, I’ll see you in my dreams. 
Vocals, Guitar, Piano Lisa Ecklund-Flores
Piano Paul Odeh
Dulcimer Richard Younger
Producer Pete Macnamara
Engineer Reese Wentz
Mastering Walter Fischbacher

Recorded at Lofish Studios, NYC.
©2011 Lisa Ecklund-Flores. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
All songs traditional. Adaptations and additional lyrics Lisa Ecklund-Flores. Lydian Lullaby composed and performed by Lisa Ecklund-Flores. Piano on “Rockabye Baby” and “Goodnight Irene” performed by Paul Odeh. Twinkle Twinkle performed by Richard Younger © 2006 Church Street School for Music and Art.