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Classic Mother Goose and other traditional poems and lullabies from English speaking countries.

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Rock-a-bye Baby is one of the best known lullabies of the
English language. Usually people only sing one verse (the
1st verse in the lyrics below). Here's a longer version
that's really sweet. You can read the lyrics while
listening to Frances Turnbull's rendition below...
MP3 of Long Version of Rock-a-bye Baby

Rock-a-bye Baby (Long Version)
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In the Spring, people in Japan traditionally view the
cherry blossoms and picnic under the trees. This is called
When people view the blossoms by night, it's called
Yozakura. At this time of year it can be cool at night so
some people bring blankets, warm saki and body warmers.
Sadao sent me the following short poem about Yozakura. The
poem is in a style called Senryu. It's similar to Haiku,...
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