Go to Sleep Little Baby Printable Lyrics – PDF

Go to Sleep Little Baby” is an old African – American folk lullaby. It is featured in the 2000 film by the Coen brothers O Brother Where Art Thou, where it’s been sung by three sirens by the river.

The meaning of this lullaby is obscure; the lyrics suggest an agonising and painful reality concerning the family. Since this is a lullaby sung by slaves, all sort of things might have happened to the parents of the baby, from death to running off.

On this page you can find lyrics, a printable lyrics PDF file for free download and three sing-along videos of the song: the first is a modern version by The Hound + The Fox, the second is an old recording by Bessie Jones while the third is an interesting three voice cover in a canon-like form accompanied by body percussion.

 

Printable Lyrics PDF

Click on the button to download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.

 

Lyrics

Go to sleep, little baby
Go to sleep, a-little baby
You’re mama’s gonna sway
And your daddy’s gonna pray
Won’t you close your eyes, little baby?

Go to sleep, little baby
Go to sleep, a-little baby
Everybody’s gone
Only us until the dawn
Won’t you close your eyes, little baby?

You’re a sweet little baby
You’re a sweet little baby
The chair is gonna rock
But the cryin’ don’t stop
Gonna sing a little song to the baby

Don’t you weep, pretty baby
Don’t you weep, pretty baby
Almost had you down
And there was a sudden sound
Now we gotta start over, sleepy baby

Go to sleep, little baby
Go to sleep, a-little baby
So much more to do
And tomorrow’s coming soon
Won’t you rest ’til then, tired baby?

Go to sleep, little baby
Go to sleep, a-little baby
Come with me
But step carefully
At last, we’ve got a sleepin’ baby.

 

Music Videos

Sing-Along Video with Lyrics

 

Sing-along Video sung by Bessie Jones

 

Sing-along video – three voice cover

 

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