Cradle Song

"Cradle Song" is the 33rd song in Ives's song collection 114 Songs. The author of the 1846 text is identified as A. L. Ives, and scholars believe this to be Ives's aunt Amelia.

Date: 1919Composer: Charles IvesText: Charles Ives

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Cradle Song
by A. L. Ives

Hush thee, dear child to slumbers;
We will sing softest numbers;
Nought thy sleeping encumbers.

Summer is slowly dying;
Autumnal winds are sighing;
Faded leaflets are flying.

Brightly the willows quiver;
Peacefully flows the river;
So shall love flow forever.

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Composer(s): Charles Ives

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