Golden Slumbers

Pretty babies
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise.
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby:
"Rock them, rock them, lullaby."

Care is heavy, therefore sleep you;
You are care, and care must keep you;
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby:
"Rock them, rock them, lullaby."

by Thomas Dekker (1603)
wanton: unrestrainedly excessive, luxuriant, overabundant, frolicsome, playful, undisciplined, spoiled




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