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Gartan Mother's Lullaby

This song is by Meryl Streep and appears on the compilation For Our Children (1991).

Sleep, my child, for the red bee hums
The silent twilight falls
Eivell from the gray rock comes
To wrap the world in thralls

And lying there, oh, my child, my joy
My love and heart's desire
The crickets sing you a lullaby
Beside the dying fire

Dusk has come and the green man's thorn
Is wreathed in rings of fog
Shivrah sails his boat till morn
Along the starry bog

And over it all the paley moon
Has gleamed her cusp in dew
And weeps to hear the sad sleep tune
I sing, oh love, to you

And lying there, oh, my child, my joy
My love and heart's desire
The crickets sing you a lullaby
Beside the dying fire

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