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BRETON FOLK LULLABY, by                    
First Line: "go to sleep, you poor little darling"
Last Line: "go to sleep, dear little pierrot!"


Go to sleep, you poor little darling,
Go to sleep, dear little Pierrot!
I'll sing sweet and low,
And rock to and fro
The crib of Pierrot,
Whom we all love so.
Go to sleep, you poor little darling,
Go to sleep, dear little Pierrot!

Mamma is below,
She's kneading the dough
For cakes for Pierrot,
Whom we all love so!
Go to sleep, you poor little darling,
Go to sleep, dear little Pierrot!

Papa's out to row,
And when he comes--oh!
A boat he will show,
That he made for Pierrot!
Go to sleep, you poor little darling,
Go to sleep, dear little Pierrot!





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