Susannah’s Playlist

I am amused at the musical tastes we are instilling in our child 🙂

Favorite lullabies:

  • “Stay Awake,” from Mary Poppins
  • “Feed The Birds,” from Mary Poppins
  • “Beauty And The Beast,” from Beauty and the Beast
  • “Sweet Baby James,” by James Taylor
  • “Sarah Maria,” by James Taylor (…except we stretch the 3-syllable “Susannah” to take the place of the 5-syllable “Sarah Maria” :P)
  • “Oh Susannah,” traditional – of course! (but sung very gently)
  • “Vincent,” by Don McLean
  • “Angel,” by Sarah MacLachlan
  • “Good Night,” by the Beatles
  • “Scarlet Ribbons*,” traditional (we think.  My grandmother sang it to my mother who sang it to me; where it originated, I have no idea)
  • “Everything’s Alright,” from Jesus Christ, Superstar
  • “At This Point In My Life,” by Tracy Chapman
  • “The Call,” by Regina Spektor
  • “You’ll Be In My Heart,” from Tarzan (sung to her by her godfather!)

Favorite stuff to listen to:

  • “Some Nights,” by Fun
  • Clannad
  • Great Big Sea
  • System of a Down

Theme song (commissioned from a composer friend and written specifically for her):



*This lullaby is ostensibly about a little girl praying for hair ribbons, and miraculously receiving them – something I’m not 100% on board with.  However, even as a little kid I identified far more with the parent – trying desperately to find the wished-for ribbons in the night so their child wouldn’t be disappointed, failing, and dreading the loss of faith and trust and innocence to come in the morning when the child discovers her prayers weren’t answered… only to find that somehow, the ribbons came anyway.  It still brings a tear to my eye, even now – not to mention the family association!


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