Lullabye

©Eleanor Fairchild (Truly Carmichael)



My two eyes look down to your own eyes so blue
Your ten tiny fingers so perfect and new
My heart feels like bursting right out of my breast
As gently you lay your small head on my chest.

And whither you wander, wherever you go
Wherever you travel I want you to know
I'll love you forever; I'll like you for always
Long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.

Oh soon you'll be walking, yes too soon for me
And singing and talking and learning to be
The king of the hill, and the prince of the hall
And I won't believe you were ever this small

And whither you wander, wherever you go
Wherever you travel I want you to know
I'll love you forever; I'll like you for always
Long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.

Your childhood and youth will go by in a blur
But I will remember the darling you were
I'll wake up one morning and you'll be all grown
And one day you may have a child of your own

And whither you wander, wherever you go
Wherever you travel I want you to know
I'll love you forever; I'll like you for always
Long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.


Eleanor's note: Shortly after I gave birth to my son, a lady asked me in a bardic circle to perform a lullaby. I was completely embarrassed to have nothing to sing but “Hush, little baby, don't say a word.” With Valeria's help though she did not know it at the time, I wrote this for my son Zachary.