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Old 11-01-2012, 09:46 AM
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Default Easy Lullabies?

So, my wife is due on Sunday with our first, a boy. Very excited! I have just recently started playing the guitar again (at church) after learning a few chords in college but not really doing anything with it (yes, I was "that guy" ). I would love to learn some lullabies to play to my son when putting him to bed. I'm more of a strummer, but trying to learn some fingerstyle stuff.

I'm not really looking for "Rock-a-bye baby", something more interesting. I've started learning "Blackbird" (Beatles) as that seems easy enough and a bit lullaby-ish. Any other recommendations, or maybe a book I can use? Bonus points for something with a nice easy harmony part that my wife and I can sing together.

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:22 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWqQ9uwqQxk

congrats for your son
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:24 AM
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One of the very easiest is "Hush Little Baby (don't say a word)". Only 2 chords, I and V7.

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:01 PM
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Freight Train. My nephews love it
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:10 PM
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Brahms' Lullaby.

When I have children someday, that's what I'll be playing.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:17 PM
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Another really easy one: "All the Pretty Little Horses".

There's a really lovely version recorded by Peter Paul & Mary, under the title "Hushabye", I think.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:42 AM
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I'd say play anything you like to play. The lad will come to appreciate music and it will be fun for you.

When my girls were babies, I enjoyed learning quite a few songs from the Reader's Digest Children's Songbook http://www.amazon.ca/Readers-Digest-.../dp/0895772140

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:08 AM
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I like Hushabye Mountain (Currently being used on a bed advert (in the UK) but nice none the less)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn6Tol70BjU

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:54 AM
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Another really easy one: "All the Pretty Little Horses".
I like this in both standard and DADGAD tunings. Since I don't sing, I added a short bridge to make it more interesting and allow me to play the main theme more times before it gets too boring.

I agree with Mr. Fixit--play stuff you like and put the time in to make the pieces expressive and you should do just fine.
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I don't know if these 2 songs are easy to play but I love Baby Mine from Disney's Dumbo & Phil Collin's You'll Be in My Heart from Disney's Tarzan.
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A couple ones I really like are "And I Bid You Goodnight" (often played by the Grateful Dead to close out a show) and Scott Miller's "Song for Jack Tymon".
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Sorry but no skills needed to perform in front of babies.
I have a two year old and I sing everything from "Twinkle twinkle" to "whatever she listens to" including made up stories strumming whatever chords and however I like.
I do try to get the melody right.
She doesn't care and enjoys everything and claps when I stop. I mean not because I stop and says either "Again" or "Another one".
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:18 AM
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Here's very simple fingerstyle tab for Brahms Lullaby. It's from Gareth Evans Goliath Guitar web site. So easy to embellish and spice this up.

http://www.goliathguitartutorials.co...14/lullaby.pdf
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Puff The Magic Dragon - Peter Yarrow
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Hey Mandobart; would you have a chord chart for "And I Bid you Goodnight"? I can't find the music for that song.
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