The early days with Monkey are mostly a dreamy haze, but I vividly remember the songs I sang when rocking him to sleep. I always loved the song La La Lu from Lady and the Tramp, and it quickly became one of my standards.
Not strictly a lullaby, but I also loved singing Landslide to Monkey. It has been such a comfort to me through the years, and seemed to comfort my little boy as well.
Monkey’s all time favorite, though, is this one by the Dixie Chicks, which I still sing to him when he’s upset. The one night I spent away from Monkey, this tune continued to play in my head until I drifted to sleep. The YouTube video has an introduction about the songwriter’s story, which I find especially touching. But skip forward to 1:45 if you just want to hear the tune.______________________________________________ Like what you’re reading? Click the banner to vote for my blog!