Ian, Janis - Lover's Lullaby Lyrics



Lay down now in slumber
Mama's boy is torn assunder
All the fields have gone grey
All the leaves are gone brown

Let me tell you a story
Lay down, I know your weary
While the star's are in the sky
While the moons on the rise

Lay down and don't you wake 'til mornin'
Close your eyes and helpless through the night
Lay down and dream of love and glory
This is a lover's lullabye

There once was a magician
Fair he was, and handsome
Well, he brought to the table
All the fool's gold and wine

And he promised us three favors
Said he was a saviour
But we drank all his glory
And we borrowed all his time

Lay down and don't you wake 'til mornin'
Close your eyes and helpless through the night
Lay down and dream of love and glory
This is a lover's lullabye, my love
Sleep tight, my love
Softly fade away
The moon was made of old green cheese
To keep the night away

Softly now, close your eyes
Lightly will fade
The moon was made for wakefull boys
To keep the night away

Lay down, and don't wake 'til mornin'
Close your eyes all through the night
Lay down and dream of love and glory
This is a lullabye

Lay Down, and don't wake 'til mornin'
Close your eyes all through the night
Lay down in all your glory
This is a lullabye
This is a lullabye





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Ian, Janis Lover's Lullaby Comments
  1. Ron Richard Baviello

    I assume there is a special song for everyone. A song that has a deep personal meaning that others may not recognize. I loved this song and 48 years later I am still loving this song. It will always be special to me. Thank you, Janis Ian for all you have created and given to us. Beautiful.

  2. Dale Marshall

    I'm a guy, and I learned to sing and play this song while in the Army at White Sands Missile Range in 1974. She has many songs that pertain equally to either sex. Genius. "Love is Blind" comes immediately to mind.

  3. Spiritinhancer

    This is me giving up on my search for love while living with my husband for 30 years. But my love is still within my heart just unclaimed.

  4. Mr130tc

    first heard this album in the late 70's when i was 18 or so, still has the same impact on me

  5. Caroline Griffiths

    So beautiful. This woman is incredible. This is my inheritance song.

  6. mssmirky75

    Played this at my mum’s funeral today.
    Beautiful.
    Perfect.
    Miss you forever and a day, Mama Bear 😔😔💜💜💜

    Tracey Sojourner

    Love to you

  7. Midori Oxford

    I love her music, calm, sad and from before my time but somehow encouraging, relatable, recent, and uplifting at the same time,

  8. 64214Jose

    200 views? This world’s gone
    crazy.