Basque Lullaby


(Basque folk song)

1. Lullaby, twilight is spreading,
Silver wings over the sky;
Fairy elves are softly treading
Folding buds as they pass by.

Lullaby, Whisper and sigh,
Lullaby, Lullaby!

2. Lullaby, daytime is weary,
Tired of work, tired of play,
Sleep, my baby, sleep my dearie,
Now you are as tired as they, Refrain

3. Lullaby, deep in the clover
Drones the bee softly to rest;
Close, white lids, your dear eyes over,
Mother’s arms shall be your nest. Refrain

See also

  • Region: Basque
  • Subject: lullabies
  • Form: AB
  • Harmony: chords i & V
  • Meter: 3
  • Scale: harmonic minor
  • Source: The Progressive Music Series for Basal Use in Primary, Intermediate, and Grammar Grades, Parker, Horatio William, Silver, Burdett, 1914


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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