“Cradle and All” by Drew James, Chords & Lyrics

drewjames4Last year when performing at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, I met a songwriter and singer, Drew James. We shared CDs. I am so impressed with his CD, Screaming at the Sky.  One song particularly caught my attention and I determined to add it to my repertoire–“Cradle and All.”  As I do many programs for pre-K through 2nd grade, I thought this would be a perfect song to do for that age group. You can preview the CD of this talented songwriter and singer here: Here’s the chords and lyrics.

Key of C

Rock-a-bye baby,
Dm
On the tree top
G7
When the wind blows
C
The cradle will rock
F
When the bow breaks
G7 C
The cradle will fall
Dm
And down will come baby
G7 C
Cradle and all
F
When the bow breaks,
G7
The baby will fall
Dm
And I’ll hear her crying
G7 C
From right down the hall,
F
Hush little baby
G7 C
Don’t you weep
Dm
Daddy’s right here
G7 C
And will sing you to sleep.
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Rock-a-bye baby,
On the tree top
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock
When the bow breaks
The cradle will fall
And down will come baby
Cradle and all

When the bough breaks
The baby will fall
So I lie awake
Afraid she might call
Tossing and turning,
Right to the dawn,
Thinking the worst
If the call doesn’t come.

Rock-a-bye baby,
On the tree top
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock
When the bow breaks
The cradle will fall
And down will come baby
Cradle and all
Dm
Down will come baby
G7 C
Cradle and all.