Songs Children Sing

music by Aline Shader

A Lullaby


a poetic lullaby

Year Composed


Year Copyrighted




Musical Form

  • A – B – A

Song Details

Here is Aline’s characteristic child-centered poetry set to music at its simplest and best. The melodic rhythm has a rocking quality, while the text is a collection of partner images chosen to reassure a child that the adult is there for him/her. Flower and springtime, river and ocean, hillside and rainbow …. and, at the song’s end, “if you were a sleepy child, I would be your blanket.” Sweet dreams!

Performance options

also effective when performed by a soloist

Suggested uses

  • concert closer
  • beginning chorus

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A Lullaby