Selected Lullabies of Eugene Field

Eugene FIELD (1850 - 1895)

The sweetest songs the world has ever heard are the lullabies that have been crooned above its cradles. The music of Beethoven and Mozart, of Mendelssohn and Schumann may perish, but so long as mothers sing their babies to sleep the melody of cradle lullabies will remain. Of all English and American writers the one who sang most often and most exquisitely these cradle songs was Eugene Field, the children's poet. His verses not only have charm as poetry, but a distinct song quality and a naive fancy that is both childlike and appealing. That they were written out of Eugene Field's deep and genuine love of children and out of his sympathetic understanding of their wondering minds is evident from the fact that his lullabies have taken a high and what seems to be a permanent place in the world's classic literature of childhood. (Excerpted by Becky Miller from the Introduction by Edwin Osgood Grover to “Cradle Lullabies” by Eugene Field, published in 1909)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dutch Lullaby Becky Miller
Play 02 Cornish Lullaby Becky Miller
Play 03 Japanese Lullaby Becky Miller
Play 04 Lullaby by the Sea Becky Miller
Play 05 Norse Lullaby Becky Miller
Play 06 Orkney Lullaby Becky Miller
Play 07 Sicilian Lullaby Becky Miller
Play 08 Divine Lullaby, The Becky Miller
Play 09 Twenty-third Psalm, The Becky Miller
Play 10 Long Ago Becky Miller
Play 11 Child and Mother Becky Miller
Play 12 Some Time Becky Miller