Hush-a-Bye, Lull-a-Bye–Music and performance by Bill Walters

Some time ago, my oldest brother, Bill, approached me asking if I would like to collaborate with him on having him put music to some of my poetry.  I jumped at the chance and felt very honored.  He is an accomplished musician and I was thrilled that he thought enough of my writing to want to work on something together.  At the time, my oldest daughter was pregnant with her first child…my granddaughter, Mira.  I immediately thought of this lullaby that I had written long before and proposed that he write some music and sing it.  He loved the idea and this is what he came up with.  I gifted it to my daughter and her family first and I’m now making it public…I hope you enjoy it.  I love how it turned out.  Click on the link below to hear.

Hush-a-Bye Final Mix-down


O precious babe let your drowsy eyes sleep,
Let go of your woes and relax into peace.
Mother is near to protect and keep peace,
Guarding your cradle all while you sleep. 

Dream, sweet darling, of angels aglow,
Keeping you safe, surrounding you whole.
O dear child, of pure, white soul,
Rest in quiet, tranquil glow. 

Dearest mine of sweet delight,
Lay down your head, may sleep not delay.
Dream of cuddles, warm baths and bouquets,
Of lulling songs and bedtime delights. 

Sweet babe so dear.
Sweet dreams are yours, good night, good night…

English: Sleeping baby.

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  1. Aww, that is really sweet 🙂


  2. Anonymous

     /  March 10, 2013

    That is so precious Gayle…so proud of you and Bill too. You know I have tears right now… 🙂


  3. Gayle I so love this poem and love it even more set to music you have a talented Brother in Bill … Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this is something that can be past down to Mira…


    • Yes, he’s a talented brother and a sweet and generous one too. It was fun to have him put music to one of my writings. I think Mira likes it too. 🙂


  4. Wow! How amazing is this!!? 😀 I think this is fantastic, Gayle, and you have quite a talented family – you with your writing, Bill with his music, and of course your sweet Mira with her cuteness (yes, that is a talent) 😉 Loved this!


    • Came by tonight to listen to this again and saw your comment, Corina. So a very belated thank you to you and am glad you loved this! 🙂 Maybe if I got busy writing again my brother could put something else to music…


  5. This is wonderful.. and to hear your poem sung is marvelous… I just wish I could do a collaboration just like this.


    • Thanks very much, Bjorn. It was a great project that he and I were able to share. If you have any friends or family members who are musicians you could put forth the request.



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