Baby Dear

Lyrics

(American folk song)

Baby dear, baby dear, don’t you cry.
Father will come to you by and by.
Mother is baking you cakes to eat.

Doesn’t this song sound like it is missing the last phrase? Add your own – or have the students brainstorm how to end this song. Consider ending the song on a word that rhymes with “eat.” Would you end in E Major or C# minor? Have fun with it!

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song
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2 thoughts on “Baby Dear”

  1. The correct lyrics are:

    Baby dear, baby dear, don’t you cry.
    Father will come to you by and by.
    Sister is baking you cakes to eat.
    Mother will rock her baby to sleep.

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