Collected by Parler In Folklore Cless
Donald Bratton Forrest City, Ark.
Reel 362, Item 19
"I learned this lullaby from Carol Carter from Mountain Home."
Babes in the Wood
Oh, don't you remember a long time ago.
Two little children, whose names I don t know,
They wandered away on a bright summer's day,
And got lost, got lost, got lost in the woods.
Now when it was night, how sad was their plight,
The sun had gone down and the moon gave no light,
So under a tree they made them a bed,
And when it was morn, poor babes they were dead.
And when they were dead, a robin so red,
Brought strawberry leaves and over them spread,
And sang them a song the whole day long,
Poor babes, poor babes, poor babes, they were dead.
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