A while back I posted asking everyone to suggest some ‘suitably cool and hip lullabies‘ and I got some really great ideas. Now I can share our updated list of ten groovy lullabies to sing to your kids.
I have linked to you-tube videos of the songs where I could find them, some of the videos are tad odd, but at least you can sample them and hear for yourself what I am yabbering on about!
Goodnight My Angel – Billy Joel
This is not so easy for a female voice to sing but it is a beautiful song with beautiful words.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World
This version combines both songs and is just way cool!
Dreamland – Art Garfunkle
A little bit hippy and whole lot of fun. I really really like this one! Excuse the odd video that goes along with this song on you-tube it was the only version I could find!
The original version was by Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins but there are some new and groovy versions out there including one by Susan Vega and one by Harry Connick Jnr. The lyrics of this song just make me grin – perfect for my non-sleeper!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Now before you think I am nuts for suggesting this as a hip and groovy lullaby, those of you in Australia are probably familiar with the ad for the new Bonds easy suits? You can download the version of Twinkle Twinkle from the ad at the Bonds web site (you will need to register as a member first) and it is rather cool!
The Long Day is Over – Nora Jones
A lot of people suggested Nora Jones – and she certainly is cool and soulful. I picked The Long Day is Over just cause the title sounded right!
A tad daggy I know, especially this version by the seekers, but nice and easy to sing!
Moonshadow – Cat Stevens
Gone hippy again, but I really like this song. It’s easy to sing and the chorus is cool, even if the rest of the words are not entirely sleep inducing!
I have to include my favourite lullaby on the list, even if I am a little over it. There are nice versions out there by Alison Kraus (the you-tube link is Alison Kraus and awwww cute widdle animals)) and Bette Midler as well as the Disney version.
Kind of floaty and peaceful – I really like this version by Bette Midler
I’m still collecting so keep suggesting!