Baby's Boat


Baby's boat's the silver moon,
Sailing in the sky,
Sailing o'er the sea of sleep,
While the clouds float by.
Sail, baby, sail,
Out upon that sea,
Only don't forget to sail
Back again to me. .
Back again to me.

Baby's fishing for a dream,
Fishing near and far,
His line a silver moonbeam is,
His bait a silver star.
Sail, baby, sail,
Out upon that sea,
Only don't forget to sail
Back again to me. .
Back again to me.

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Arol, United States

25 December 2016 at 4:49am

My mom used to sign this to me when I was under 5 in the 60's

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Diana Kitch, Wichita Kansas

8 April 2016 at 1:15am

My mother sang this to me while ricking me to sleep when I was under three years old. It is one of the few clear memories I have of closeness with her.

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Geoff Lusk, California

26 March 2016 at 4:08am

My Gama used to sing this to me every night. Such sweet memories.

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Chloe, Canada

20 February 2016 at 1:01am

gr8 lullaby!

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Beth, Connecticut, United States

27 May 2015 at 2:46am

After receiving a bath my mom would wrap me in a towel, place me on her lap, and while rocking back and forth sing this song. It is one of my purest and happiest memories and hearing this song will always bring tears to my eyes.

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Ginny. Marmora, United States

30 August 2014 at 1:24am

My mother sang this song to my brothers and me especially when we didn't want to go to bed.

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Julia Coletta, United Kingdom

25 August 2014 at 10:44pm

I first heard this lullaby in the film Awakenings. I loved it so much I looked up the words to learn them. I was reminded of it recently on hearing the very sad news of Robin Williams' death so I've added it to the songs I sing the my grandson at bedtime .

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Martha S., Memphis, TN

14 May 2014 at 1:47am

This was my favorite lullaby as a child. Thanks for printing the lyrics. Listening to my mother sing it made everything well in my world, back in the 50's. She's passed, but her spirit can be found in these lyrics.

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Jeanette, United States

2 May 2013 at 8:10pm

I remember singing this song around the fire at Timber Trail Girl Scout Camp in Upper Michigan. I've been trying to remember the words - oddly remembered the second verse but not the first!

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Julie, United States

20 April 2013 at 5:40pm

i love this song. my mother used to sing it to my kids and i never really learned all the words. they are 23 and 28 lol. my son had a baby and my mother has passed so i have tried to sing it to my grandson but as i said i didnt learn all the words. thank god for the internet. finding this was very emotional for me, i just sat and cried i miss my mother terriable but now i can carry out the tradition!

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Bob, United States

20 January 2013 at 5:21pm

My mother sang ths song to me as a baby in the early 1940's in Erie, PA. And your correct. Ths song was used in the movie "Awakenngs" staring Robin Williams.

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Beth, United States

26 February 2012 at 3:50am

PS: I'm 70. Grandma was born in 1891, and sang this song to her children. I'm betting her mother sang it to her, too.

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Beth, United States

26 February 2012 at 3:47am

I plagued my grandmother to sing this song to me for most of my young years. Our variation was Baby's boat's a silver moon, sailing in the sky, sailing on a sea of dreams, while the clouds float by. Sail, baby, sail out upon the sea. Only don't forget to sail home again to me. If Grandma sang a second verse, I've forgotten it.

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Lillian, United States

11 December 2011 at 7:09pm

My mother sang this lullaby to me when I was very small - about 1936. I still remember it and her singing it to me, especially the chorus.

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Marge, United States

9 September 2011 at 6:52am

My very first memory is of my mother singing this lullaby to me. I had to be a toddler ( I am now 73). When I think of my late mother, I think of this song.

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Mom2, United States

11 July 2011 at 4:44am

Baby's boat's a silver moon ,sailing near and far. Baby's boat's silver moon,their guides a silver star. Sail my baby sail, out upon that sea. Only don't forget to sail back again to me.

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Tracy, United States

15 June 2011 at 11:36pm

This version is very close to lullaby my mother sang to us as children. We did not know there was a second verse. The movie "Awakenings" has this song in it and sounds much the way we sing it. The way I learned the song: Baby Boats Baby's boat a silver moon, sailing near and far. Sailing over a sea of blue, while the clouds roll by. Sail, baby, sail out across the sea, Only don't forget to sail home again to me.

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