Wynken Blynken And Nod

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe--
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Wynken, Blynken, And Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea--
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish--
Never afeard are we";
So cried the stars to the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam--
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home;
'T was all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be,
And some folks thought 't was a dream they 'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea--
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, And Nod.

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Information About Wynken Blynken And Nod

"Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" is a much liked children's poem written by American poet Eugene Field and first published in 1889. The original title was "Dutch Lullaby".

The poem is an elaborate bed-time story fantasy about three fishermen sailing in a boat the shape of a wooden shoe. The fishermen named Wynken, Blynken, and Nod represent a sleepy child's sleepy eyes and nodding head.

The poem was first set to music by the American pianist and composer Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin and many other musical versions have been recorded.

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Chloe, Canada

10 February 2016 at 11:14pm

Music and Singing, Moon, Stars, Body parts, Fish

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June, United States

12 December 2010 at 11:54pm

I sang this song in elementary school chorus. It's nice to find the lyrics again and be able to sing it again.

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