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10-27-2013, 04:30 AM
Aloha y'all.

I just found out that I'm going to be a father this coming summer! I'm pretty overwhelmed and excited right now. One of the random thoughts/plans that has crossed though my mind is that I need to start a song book for the baby. All I have in my repertoire is Sweet Baby James. It looks like I'm going to need some help with some suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

10-27-2013, 05:05 AM
Beatles - "Goodnight"

Oh and congratulations!

we tigers
10-27-2013, 05:24 AM
Congratulations! You're in for quite a ride!

Some suggestions:
Emmit Rhodes - Lullaby
Baby Mine from Dumbo (we recorded it for our kids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M41kmwnkUfw&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ )

I see you're from Maine. My sister married a guy from Maine. I have fond memories of visiting Maine! (it's been 13 years already. Man I'm getting old. Having kids speeds that up even more... hahaha)

10-27-2013, 06:33 AM
These probably wouldn't be considered lullabies content-wise but they can be performed in a very calming way:

-Down In The Valley
-Red River Valley

They'd kind of fit in with the Sweet Baby James/campfire vibe you started with.

10-27-2013, 08:26 AM
Brahms Lullaby... it's the first song in this free ebook (page 6). It's a nice easy instrumental.

10-27-2013, 08:44 AM
Congratulations! We're expecting our first child in January and I have been thinking about songs to learn as lullabies as well. At first I thought childrens songs. I learned bare neccesities but then i realized that song is pretty jangly and totally wrong for a baby. Now I have been learning soft soothing songs that may or may not be official lullabies. Here are two that are on my list:

Georgia on my mind (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?87156-Georgia-on-my-mind-WS64-TAB)
Make you feel my love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTg0rOgM7RY&feature=share&list=FLeOrnNjOYfqwq5LHMIRvBXQ)

Jim Hanks
10-27-2013, 11:04 AM
There's this - wish somebody could tell me what it is - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fEDKgjukY6M

10-27-2013, 11:28 AM
How about "Morningtown Ride"?
(not my video, but this girl has a great voice)


10-27-2013, 11:28 AM
I am going to be a father in June so I really appreciate this thread.

Not a lullaby but Classical music is always good... Tarrega - study in E minor.

the tab is available on Ukulele hunt.

10-27-2013, 01:42 PM
Thanks for getting me started. I'll report back when I have a decent list together.

10-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Hushaby Mountain from Chitty-chitty Bang-bang

10-27-2013, 04:14 PM
I don't know how much of a lullaby it is but it puts my grandchildren away in no-time:

China Doll Greatful dead. They also like "Creep"

They're getting old enough now that I should make them learn them and put me to sleep.

10-28-2013, 04:04 AM
Second on Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht (Brahms's Lullaby). My mother used to hum it to help me fall asleep. Congratulations on your future little treasure! :)


10-29-2013, 12:53 PM

Puff the Magic Dragon
Rainbow Connection (Muppet song, but it is so beautiful)

This Kenny Loggins album is great. http://www.amazon.com/Return-Pooh-Corner-Kenny-Loggins/dp/B0000029FW/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1383087150&sr=1-1

10-29-2013, 02:28 PM
That was a great video, We Tigers!

Congratulations on your new edition! How about - When you wish upon a star. What a Wonderful World. Have fun!

10-29-2013, 03:15 PM
Oh, enjoy the whole nine months as well as the new little one! Really--it's such a time of change for everyone and getting ready for new beginnings.

While we're at it, thanks to all for the lullaby ideas; with two grandchildren coming in the next six months I'm going to have Brahm's Lullaby *nailed* by then. It's gotta be easier than learning to knit...

10-29-2013, 04:39 PM
House on Pooh Corner / Return to Pooh Corner by Kenny Loggins.