Saturday, November 19, 2011

What's an Appropriate Lullaby for a Baby?

I haven't yet tested Notorious B.I.G. on Alice to see if it soothes her. But I do try out a lot of different songs when it's time for sleep.

Since I don't always remember the words to real lullabies, I usually just make something up or modify a popular song (often from the 1980s).

I find that Tracy Chapman's "Baby Can I Hold You?" is very apropos (with small changes):
"Baby, can I hold you, tonight?
Maybe if I hold you the right away
Ooo, at the right time
You won't cry."
I also often find myself singing this:
"Hey, little girl, is your daddy home...
Did he go and leave you all alone?
Ooh, ooh, ooh. I'm on fire."
Maybe that one's weird.