Isle au Haut Lullabye

1965 Gordon Bok, BMI

 

If I could give you three things,

I would give you these:

Song and laughter and a wooden home

In the shining seas.

 

When you see old Isle au Haut

Rising in the dawn,

You will play in yellow fields

In the morning sun.

 

Sleep where the wind is warm

And the moon is high.

Give sadness to the stars,

Sorrow to the sky.

 

Do you hear what the sails are saying

In the wind's dark song?

Give sadness to the wind

Blown alee and gone.

 

Sleep now: the moon is high

And the wind blows cold,

For you are sad and young

And the sea is old.

 

If I could give you three things,

I would give you these:

Song and laughter and a wooden home

In the shining seas.

 

 

Isle au Haut Lullabye (aka Hay Ledge Song), is recorded on the album Because You Asked and the Bok, Muir, & Trickett albums First Fifteen Years Vol I and Turning Toward the Morning, as well as on the album The Music of Ann Mayo Muir, and is in the songbook Time and the Flying Snow.