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“Brahms Lullaby” by Johannes Brahms . . . . Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . contained in the Chord/Melody eBook THREE (now reduced to just $20.00)

August 17, 2016

UKULELE MIKE LYNCH - All things UKULELE

Brahms blog headerWe learn from Wikipedia that “Cradle Song” is the common name for a number of children’s lullabies with similar lyrics, the original of which was Johannes Brahms‘ “Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht” (“Good evening, good night”), Op. 49, No. 4, published in 1868 and widely known as Brahms’ Lullaby. The lyrics of the first verse are from a collection of German folk poems called Des Knaben Wunderhorn and the second stanza was written by Georg Scherer (1824–1909) in 1849. The lullaby’s melody is one of the most famous and recognizable in the world, used by countless parents to sing their babies to sleep. The Lullaby was dedicated to Brahms’ friend, Bertha Faber, on the occasion of the birth of her second son. Brahms had been in love with her in her youth and constructed the melody of the Wiegenlied to suggest, as a hidden counter-melody, a…

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