Slumber, My Darling Lyrics

Yo‐Yo Ma , Edgar Meyer , Mark O’Connor feat. Alison Krauss


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
album: Track 14 in album Appalachian Journey
release date: 2000-3-21
popularity : 134 users have visited this page.
length: 4:53
double bass: Edgar Meyer
arranger: Edgar Meyer
violin: Mark O’Connor
guest: Alison Krauss
cello: Yo‐Yo Ma
lyricist: Stephen Foster
composer: Stephen Foster

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Yo‐Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor feat. Alison Krauss Appalachian Journey cover art
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Slumber, my darling, thy mother is near,
Guarding thy dreams from all terror and fear,
Sunlight has pass'd and the twilight has gone,
Slumber, my darling, the night's coming on.
Sweet visions attend thy sleep,
Fondest, dearest to me,
While others their revels keep,
I will watch over thee.

Slumber, my darling, the birds are at rest,
The wandering dews by the flow'rs are caressed,
Slumber, my darling, I'll wrap thee up warm,
And pray that the angels will shield thee from harm.

Slumber, my darling, till morn's blushing ray
Brings to the world the glad tidings of day;
Fill the dark void with thy dreamy delight--
Slumber, thy mother will guard thee tonight,
Thy pillow shall sacred be
From all outward alarms;
Thou, thou are the world to me
In thine innocent charms.

Slumber, my darling, the birds are at rest,
The wandering dews by the flow'rs are caressed,
Slumber, my darling, I'll wrap thee up warm,
And pray that the angels will shield thee from harm


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 1B
  • 2 Misty Moonlight Waltz
  • 3 Hard Times Come Again No More
  • 4 Indecision
  • 5 Limerock
  • 6 Benjamin
  • 7 Fisher’s Hornpipe
  • 8 Duet for Cello and Bass
  • 9 Emily’s Reel
  • 10 Cloverfoot Reel
  • 11 Poem for Carlita
  • 12 Caprice for Three
  • 13 Second Time Around
  • 14 Slumber, My Darling
  • 15 Vistas