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African Lullaby

Adapted and Arranged by


RUTH ELAINE SCHERAM

Soprano

Contralto

Tenor

Baixo

Piano

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for four-part mixed voices, accomp., with optional percussion

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Words and Music based on the


Ugandan Lullaby "Mwana Wange"

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Sleep now,

my

Child,

rest Your wea

ry

head.

Sleep now,

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my

Child.

in

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dark - ness for - ev - er


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gone.

Your man

ger

Rest.

Rest.

Since you have

come,

bed.

rest

as the poor

rest

as the poor

shep - herds look

shep herds look

on.

on.

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Rest,

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Rest,

rest

as the poor

rest

as the poor

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close their sleep - y

eyes,

on.

herds look

on.

shep - herds look

shep

as they share their hum ble

home

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home

close their sleep


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eyes,

as they share their hum ble

Ox

and

lamb

Ox

en and

lamb

with the Lord of the

with the Lord of the

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star ry skies.

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star - ry skies.

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Sleep and dream

of

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all that You love, sleep and dream

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of heav-en a -bove. Smile up on

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Your mothe-er's face.

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Sleep and dream
of all that You love+ sleep and dream
of heav en a bove. Smile up-on
Your moth er's face.+
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diminuendo

Sleep, my Child,


diminuendo

diminuendo

Sleep, my Child,

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diminuendo

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diminuendo

in

in

peace.

peace.

Sleep my Child,

peace.

Sleep my Child,

in

in

peace.


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Sleep now, my

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Child.

in Your man - ger bed.

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rest Your wea - ry head

Je sus, Je -sus rest Your


cresc.

There will be
cresc.

work to be

done



cresc.

You have got a

man -ger

bed.
cresc.

to be

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done

Sleep now, my

Child.

head.

so

when the

sun shines once a - gain

when the

sun shines once a

gain

so


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rest.

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rest.

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while Your

can.

rest,

can.

rest

rest while You

rest while You

lit tle -one,

rest,

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can.

lit tle -one,

rest

while You

Ox

and

Ox

en and

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can.

Rest,

Rest,

rest,

li tle one,

rest,

li - tle one,

lamb.

lamb.

close their sleep

close their sleep

eyes,

as they

eyes,

as they

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share their hum ble home

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star ry skies.

share their hum-ble home

with the Lord of the

with the Lord of the

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of heav en a - bove, Smile up on

Sleep and dream

sleep and dream

Sleep and dream

star - ry skies.

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Your moth - er's face.

of

of

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all that You love.

all that You love.

Sleep, my Child

in peace.



sleep and dream
of heav- en a bove, Smile up-on
Your moth er's face. Sleep, my Child
in peace.
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poco a poco rall.

Sleep,

peace.

in

poco a poco rall.

poco a poco rall.

poco a poco rall.

Sleep,



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my

Child,

my

Child,

Sleep,

poco a poco rall.

my Child,


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Sleep

my Child,

in

in

peace.

peace.

peace.

in

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