SLEEP, MY BABY BOY.
Copyright, 1892, by Chas. K. Harris.
Words by J. A. Frazer, Jr. Music by E. A. Phelps.
Bye, oh bye, my baby darling, bye, oh bye, my hope and joy;
Mother's hand will lock the cradle, sleep, oh sleep, my baby boy.
Lower the curtains o'er thy blue eyes, sleep, my baby, sleep;
Smiling like the summer skies, to slumber land now creep.
Bye, baby, my darling, for mother is near,
So tenderly watching thee; sleep on, do not fear.
Bye, baby, my darling, sleep on while you may;
Life's struggle comes all too soon, as waking with day.
Thou art now at life's bright dawning, trouble all too soon thou'lt know;
Gladly mother would defend thee from the world and all its woe.
Mother would fold thee close to her breast, sleep, my baby, sleep;
In all the world she loves the best, all harm from thee would she keep.-Ref