Irish Lullaby

Irish Lullaby
by Alfred Perceval Graves

I'd rock my own sweet childie to rest
     in a cradle of gold on a bough of de willow,
to the shoheen ho of the wind of the west
     and the lulla lo of the soft sea billow.

     Sleep, baby dear.
     Sleep, without fear.
     Mother is here beside your pillow.
        
     Sleep, baby dear.
     Sleep, without fear.
     Mother is here beside your pillow.

I'd put my own sweet childie to sleep
     in a silver boat on the beautiful river,
where a shoheen ho whisper the white cascades,
     and a lulla lo the green flags shiver.

     Sleep, baby dear.
     Sleep, without fear.
     Mother is here with you for ever.

     Sleep, baby dear.
     Sleep, without fear.
     Mother is here with you for ever.