Golden Slumbers

corinne54's picture


While I did not use the original melody for "Golden Slumbers"
I thought I would use the lyrics.


Cradle Song
by Thomas Dekker (1572 – 1632)

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.




leepat's picture

favourite Beatles song, and you've done it justice by your expert picking and clear voice.
was not aware it existed as a lyric before - thanks for that!

Roddy's picture

This is lovely, it's a very pure arrangement and performance. Very interesting to use the original lyrics. 'Sleep pretty wantons'. is a great line.

billwhite51's picture

simplicity reigns, especially with the purity and gusto of your voice.

ustaknow's picture

I love PD songs since then learn a good bit if dig in. I'm not a "Beatles" fan, I like'em as well as any other, but didn't know this was the origin of the song. And, ironic?, when I searched on your author ref, the Beatles did not come up as a "musical" inclusion. (This is in a book of short poems, all in PD now I see.)

The spoken word syntax is the melody, rhythmic melody, -- when I have time, I want to look into the prior musications to see about the melody as well. It'd make a great R&B re-write. There's only so many ways to sing the word "lullaby" but am sure it can be pulled from their idiomatic melody.

That's a great cover track for so many reasons!

Fuzzy's picture

A really really great job here.
Reminds me of an early/mid-60's folk singer.
Lovely clear voice you have.
Nice guitar work, as well.
All around wonderful job!

atitlan's picture

Thanks for educating me on the source of the words - if I ever knew that I must have forgotten. Very nice cover - the simplicity of voice and guitar suits the material really well.

Wolf Kier's picture

There's a gentle yearning here. Beautiful vocal and some really interesting finger guitar. Lovely to let wash over me. Well done. Enjoyed much.

TomS's picture

I had no idea of the source. Your recording is lovely.

JamKar's picture

Awww Corinne this is lovely. Your voice has a longing quality that is sweet. Guitar is fab too!

Rob From Amersfoort's picture

I wondered on forehand how you would do this but you pulled it of! Guitar instead of piano works out very well, and you managed to sing the difficult vocal!

mike skliar's picture

nicely done! you actually stuck to the McCartney melody enough that it's clearly 'golden slumbers' , some nice jazzy vocal things you're doing.

I know it's in the source lyric, but when i hear you sing 'wontons', I keep thinking of the soup! Smile (hey, new york chinese food is one of the four food groups, right?) Smile