Songs For A Sleepless Baby

Here's a list of the songs Pace is most likely to hear when fighting against going to sleep (which is pretty much every night these days).  I know it's not a very diverse list but hey, why fight the classics?

In order:

1. “Beautiful Boy” – John Lennon
2. “Golden Slumbers” – The Beatles
3. “Tell Me Your Dream” – Blue Rodeo
4. “St. Judy's Comet” – Paul Simon (No Paul Simon version on YouTube so you get Kenny Loggins)
5. “Goodnight” – The Beatles
6. “Innocent When You Dream” – Tom Waits  (Edit: “Looking For An Echo” – Persuasions – is probably more accurate.)
7. “Be My Baby” – Ronettes
8. “Don't Worry Baby” – Beach Boys
9. “Dark Angel” – Blue Rodeo
10. “Train in the Distance” – Paul Simon (Apparently Paul Simon doesn't like having his songs on YouTube or something.  So this one is a cover by some anonymous dude.) 

…and then whatever pops into my head beyond that.  If you'd like some more diverse ideas, here are some  threads on AskMetaFilter that cover this theme.

I don't do a lot of “audience participation” threads but would love to hear what your kids/nieces/nephews/babysitting charges liked and/or what songs you think might be good as lullabyes? 

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I was amazed that the old country/folk song “Brown Eyes” would transfix my son completely up until he was around two years old. It didn't matter what type of tantrum or sadness he was in the midst of the first few notes would calm him. Immediately. Needless to say I used it sparingly in case there was a limited number of uses I could get out of it.
    General bedtime singing usually included modified versions of Lyle Lovett's “I Love Everybody” and “If I Had a Boat”;
    “Tell Me Ma” (Slowed down a lot); and, Paul Simon/Linda Ronstadt's “Under African Skies”.

    Posted 16 Jul 2008 at 9:43 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    I'll have to give “Brown Eyes” a go – I'd love to have one song that did the trick everytime! Thanks for the suggestions!

    Posted 20 Jul 2008 at 3:50 am

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