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​Slumber My Darling

This song is by Yo‐Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor and appears on the album Appalachian Journey (2000).

Original video
Slumber, my darling, thy mother is near
Guarding thy dreams from all terror and fear
Sunlight has passed and the twilight has gone
Slumber, my darling, the night's coming on
Sweet visions attend thy sleep
Fondest, dearest to me
While others their revels keep
I will watch over thee

Slumber, my darling, the birds are at rest
Wandering dews by the flowers are caressed
Slumber, my darling, I'll wrap thee up warm
Pray that the angels will shield thee from harm

Slumber, my darling, 'til morn's blushing ray
Brings to the world the glad tidings of day
Fill the dark void with thy dreamy delight
Slumber, thy mother will guard thee tonight
Thy pillow shall sacred be
From all outward alarms
Thou, thou are the world to me
In thine innocent charms

Slumber, my darling, the birds are at rest
Wandering dews by the flowers are caressed
Slumber, my darling, I'll wrap thee up warm
Pray that the angels will shield thee from harm

Written by:

Stephen Foster