My Curly-Headed Baby (Paul Robeson)

“My Curly-Headed Baby” Sheet Music (pdf).
“My Curly-Headed Baby” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: George H. Clutsam.
Tune: George H. Clutsam.


Oh, my baby, my curly headed baby,
We’ll sit below the sky and sing a song to the moon.
Oh, my baby, my curly headed baby,
Your daddy’s in the cotton fields a-working late and soon—

So lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, by, by,
Does you want the moon to play with
Or the stars to run away with?
They’ll come if you don’t cry;
So lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, by, by,
In your mammy’s arms be creepin’
And soon you’ll be a-sleepin’,
Lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, lullaby.

Oh, my baby, my curly headed baby,
I’ll sing you fast asleep and love you so as I sing.
Oh, my baby, my curly headed baby,
Just tuck your head like little bird beneath your mammy’s wing.

So lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, by, by,
Does you want the moon to play with
Or the stars to run away with?
They’ll come if you don’t cry;
So lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, by, by,
In your mammy’s arms be creepin’
And soon you’ll be a-sleepin’,
Lula, lulla, lulla, lulla, lullaby.

So lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, by, by,
Does you want the moon to play with
Or the stars to run away with?
They’ll come if you don’t cry;
So lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, by, by,
In your mammy’s arms be creepin’
And soon you’ll be a-sleepin’,
Lula, lulla, lulla, lulla, lullaby.


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