Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers


Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
Droops on the little hands little gold head.
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.

God bless Mummy. I know that's right.
Wasn't it fun in the bath tonight?
The cold's so cold, and the hot's so hot.
Oh! God bless Daddy I quite forgot.
If I open my fingers a little bit more,
I can see Nanny's dressing gown on the door.
It's a beautiful blue, but it hasn't a hood.
Oh! God bless Nanny and make her good.
Mine has a hood, and I lie in bed,
And pull the hood right over my head,
And I shut my eyes and I curl up small,
And nobody knows that I'm there at all.
Oh! Thank you, God, for a lovely day.
And what was the other I had to say?
I said, "Bless Daddy,' so what can it be?
Oh! Now I remember it. God bless me!

Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
Droops on the little hands little gold head.
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.

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Sarah, Natick, MA USA

22 November 2015 at 2:37pm

My aunt used to singing this to all of us - Her 5 kids and my brother and 2 sisters and myself. I am the oldest and have always wanted to have the lyrics in order to sing to the next generation. Thanks

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Paul G., Australia

3 May 2015 at 11:17am

I sang this song on TV in the 1970 in a children's talent quest. I was about 11 years old, dressed in pyjamas and a dressing gown. I have never ever forgotten it. I'm looking for the original music to sing it now as a 55 year old.

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Barbara Philipps, United States

23 March 2015 at 7:00am

My mother and my nanny used to sing this song to my brother and I when we were about three years old. I have always loved it. Now I'm a great-grandmother , I have made one each with my own version of names added for, so far, three of my great grand children. Claire, Liam and Ezra. I put my lyrics in frames for each of my precious babies. I will be singing the correct music to Christopher Robin is saying his Prayers as soon as each one turns two or three or maybe even before.

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christopher robinson, California

21 March 2015 at 2:09am

still harken to this poem at 84. I wonder how long it will be before Christophe Robin fades from memory

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Rob, Copper Cliff Ontario Canada

12 October 2014 at 12:58am

Mom sang this to me up to about age 4...although I love the song I disliked hearing it when Mom san it because it meant it was time for bed. We lost Mom earlier this year...what I'd give to hear it one more time.

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John Lawrence, united kingdom

21 July 2014 at 5:35pm

Now I am 75 yrs of age it still brings back memories of my mother receiting it to my brothers and sister

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Tracey Scott, Yarmouth England

15 June 2014 at 5:42pm

My dad said this to my son so I goggled it so lovely x

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Ken Suetterlin, Marshalltown, IA, USA

16 January 2014 at 3:06pm

It's an absolutely stunning, simple song. I've used it for teaching for many years and nearly all of my 5th and 6th grade boy singers over the last 12 years have learnt it. They've sung it for concerts and contests. The ones who first sang it ten years ago tell me they really treasure it, and I do too! It helps me remember what it was like to be 6 or 7 or 8.

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eileen, ontario canada

14 October 2013 at 4:31pm

my little brother memorized this song as a very young boy - it was quite a feat for him. He has passed away recently, but I still can remember helping him with this task over 55 years ago.

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Diane, United States

26 November 2012 at 1:16am

I learned of this song from the advertisement on the back of sheet music I had in the 1950's. There was only a snippet of the words and music. I have always wished I could find it all. It is a very sweet song.

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William, United States

4 September 2012 at 1:07am

My Dear Mum Used To Recite This To Me As A Child. Miss Her So...

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Cheryl, Australia

15 April 2012 at 3:38am

My mother used to sing this to me as a child and to my children when they were small.Brings a tear to my eye.I loved this song dearly.Now I am a nan and want to be able to sing it to my grand child.God Bless Us All-:)xx

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Mindy, United States

15 March 2012 at 5:08pm

I used to sing this to my girls when they were little. Now my 1st grand baby is on the way and I plan to sing it to her all the time. I wish I could find a recording to give my daughter to use.

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Doug Lambert, New Zealand

28 October 2011 at 3:45am

I can remember learning and singing this song (solo) when I was a young boy. I am now 68 and still remember all of the words!

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Jan, United Kingdom

21 October 2011 at 12:00pm

Oh memories...Thank you As a child my dad sang this to me....I sang it to my children and hope that one day they will sing it their own children.

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Edward, United States

17 September 2011 at 4:01pm

This is the first song I ever performed solo on stage, I was all of 7, that was 52 years ago and I still remembered most of the words. Thank you for posting this. Truly,

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Claire, United Kingdom

31 May 2011 at 4:26pm

my nana used to sing this to me and my little brother when we were little.... it will always remind us of her :)

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Howard, United States

11 April 2011 at 11:25pm

Does anyone know where I can locate a copy of the words and music to this song? Christopher Robin is Saying His Prayers was set for choir and accompaniment some years ago. I had a copy, but it washed away in Hurricane Katrina! Thanks to anyone who can help.

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Catherine, United Kingdom

13 March 2011 at 3:39pm

my mother used to sing my children to sleep to this song when they were babies, now that I,m going to be a grandma I want to learn the song too

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Anita, United States

3 March 2011 at 11:24am

I need a good recording of this song. Any ideas?

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