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Sweet Dreams Song Lyrics

Sweet DreamsListen to all songs on SWEET DREAMS.


1. Brahms' Lullaby Johannes Brahms, 2:55
Betsy Beckerman – vocals & guitar; Greg Maxwell – vocals.

Brahm’s Lullaby
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Lullaby and Goodnight, with roses bedight
With Lilies o’er spread is baby’s wee bed
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumbers be blest
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumbers be blest

Lullaby and goodnight, thy mother’s delight
Bright angels beside my darling abide
They will guard thee at rest, thou shall wake on my breast
They will guard thee at rest, thou shall wake on my breast

Guten Abend, gut’nacht! Mit Rosen bedacht
Mit naglein bestecht schlupf unter die Deck
Morgen fruh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder gewecht
Morgen fruh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder gewecht

Guten Abend, gut’nacht! Von Eglein bewacht
Die zeigen im Traum, dir Christkinlein’s baum
Schlaf’ nun selig und suss, schau’ im Traum’s Paradies
Schlaf’ nun selig und suss, schau’ im Traum’s Paradies

2. Si Bheag Si Mohr Turlough O'Carolan, 2:17
Wendy Azrak – viola; Betsy Beckerman – guitar & hammer dulcimer.

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3. Emily Rose © Sandor Slomovits of Gemini, 2:01
Sandor Slomovits – vocals & guitar; Brian Brill – keyboard; Peter Madcat Ruth – harmonica.

Emily Rose
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Emily Rose, from your head to your toes
You’re as cute as can be, Emily Rose

Emily Rose, you’ve got your mama’s nose
You’ve got your daddy’s eyes, Emily Rose

Emily Rose, I know that it shows
The way I feel about you Emily Rose

Emily Rose, everybody knows
You done stole my heart, Emily Rose

4. Adelaide Robert Huffman, 4:29
Robert Huffman – guitar; Megan Chartier – cello.

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5. Duermete Mi Nino Spanish Traditional, 2:35
Wendy Azrak – viola; Betsy Beckerman – vocals & guitar.

Duermete  Mi  Nino
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Duermete mi nino
Duermete mi amor
Duerme dulci encanto
De mi corazon

Aye mi palomito
La que yo adore
Que nacio alla
Y volo se fue

Ella no comia
Ni trigo, ni arroz
Y se mantenia
Solo con amor

6. All Through the Night Welsh Traditional, 2:40
Greg Maxwell – vocals; Betsy Beckerman – vocals & guitar.

All Through The Night
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Sleep my child and peace attend thee
All through the night
Guardian Angels God will send thee
All through the night
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping
Hill and dale in slumber sleeping
I my lonely vigil keeping
All through the night

While the moon her watch is keeping
All through the night
While the weary world is sleeping
All through the night
O’er thy spirit gently stealing
Visions of the light revealing
Breathes a pure and holy feeling
All through the night

7. Fong Swei Chinese Traditional, 1:42
Dr. David Brown – flute; Greg Maxwell – guitar.

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8. John O'Dreams Bill Caddick (words by Bill Caddick, music adapted from Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, used with permission), 5:21
Betsy Beckerman & Greg Maxwell – vocals; Betsy Beckerman & Robert Huffman – guitar.

John O’Dreams
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When midnight comes and people homeward tread
Seek now your blanket and your featherbed
Home is the rover, his journey over
Yield up the nighttime to old John O’Dreams (2x)

Across the hill the sun has gone astray
Tomorrow’s cares are many dreams away
The stars are flying, your candle’s dying
Yield up the darkness to old John O’Dreams (2x)

Both man and master in the night are one
All creatures equal when the day is done
The prince and ploughman, servant and freeman
All find their comfort in old John O’Dreams (2x)

Now as you sleep the dreams come winging clear
The hawks of morning cannot harm you here
Sleep is a river, flow on forever
And for your boatman choose old John O’Dreams (2x)

9. May There Always Be Sunshine Russian Traditional, 1:40
Betsy Beckerman – vocals & guitar.

May There Always Be Sunshine
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May there always be sunshine
May there always be blue sky
May there always be mama
May there always be me

Poost vsegda boodyet solntse
Poost vsegda boodyet nyeba
Poost vsegda boodyet mama
Poost vsegda boodoo ya

10. Angels Watching Over Me African American Traditional, 3:05
Greg Maxwell – vocals; Betsy Beckerman – vocals & guitar.

Angels Watching Over Me
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All night, all day, Angels watching over me my Lord
All night, all day, angels watching over me

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep

Bless my friends and my family
Bless the people who take care of me

Angels watching all through the night
Keep me safe until the morning light

11. Fais Do Do French Traditional, 3:10,
Greg Maxwell – vocals & guitar.

Fais Do Do 
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First refrain:
Fais dodo, Colas mon petit frère
Fais dodo, t’auras du lolo

Mama est en haut
Qui fait des gateaux
Papa est en bas
Qui fait du chocolat

Second refrain:
Fais dodo, Pierrot, mon petit frère
Fais dodo pauvre petit Pierrot

Papa est sur l’eau
Qui fait des bateaux
Pour le petit Pierrot
Qui fait son dodo

12. Shenandoah American Traditional, 3:02
Betsy Beckerman – vocals & concertina; Greg Maxwell – vocals; Robert Huffman – guitar.

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Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Away you rolling river
Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Away I’m bound away
Cross the wide Missouri

A trader loved an Indian maiden
With treasures his canoe was laden

Oh Shenandoah, I love your daughter
For her I’d cross the foaming water

Oh Shenandoah, I’m bound to leave you
Oh Shenandoah, I’ll not deceive you

For seven years I’ve been a rover
But I’ll return to be your lover

13. Westphalia Waltz – American Traditional, 1:51
Wendy Azrak – viola; Betsy Beckerman – guitar.

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14. 6th Floor Lullaby Dr. Paul Fine, 5:36
Dr. Paul Fine – piano.

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15. Elah and the Moon Jourdan Urbach, 1:46
Jourdan Urbach – violin & guitar.

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Sweet DreamsThis CD is made possible by a gift from Concerts for a Cure, an international musical charity organization based in New York and founded by Jourdan Urbach, supporting pediatric divisions of hospitals and medical organizations around the world.

The Bedside Music program brings specially trained musicians to the bedsides of patients. They play live music to help calm and comfort, reduce stress and manage pain.

Gifts of Art is one of the longest running, most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs in the nation, bringing the world of art and music to the University of Michigan Health System.

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