Sheet Music: Cossack Lullaby

TitleCossack Lullaby
Alternate titlesBayushki Bayu
Казачья Колыбельная Песня
Kazatchia kolybelnaya
Berceuse cosaque
Bayouchki, bayou
ComposerTraditional Russian
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2015-05-09
Last updated2015-05-09
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Lullabies, Traditional/Folk


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Saturday 9 May 2015

Tune of the Day: Cossack Lullaby

Traditional Russian song

While the composer of the melody to this old Russian lullaby is unknown, its lyrics were written by poet Mikhail Lermontov during the first half of the 19th century.

Sleep, my darling, sleep, my baby,
Close your eyes and sleep.
Darkness comes; into your cradle
Moonbeams shyly peep.
Many pretty songs I'll sing you
And a lullaby.
But you must slumber, with your eyes closed.
Sleep, dear, rock-a-bye.

Thanks to Moira for suggesting this tune!