And a Lullaby

I found this text in Sabine Baring-Gould’s collection of songs. The original was titled “The  Mother and Babe” and Baring-Gould had learnt it from his nursemaid (he was born in 1834).  As he couldn’t remember all the words, he’d replaced some lines with those of his own invention.  I picked out four verses that I felt worked well .