African Lullaby

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Traditional Bantu & African American

The familiar African American sing, “Angels watching over me” is given cantus firmus treatment while a lilting African lullaby, "Abiyoyo" gently sways around it. The Bantu song, "Abiyoyo" is traditionally sung at bedtime as a song to entrance night time monsters into a dancing state; mother and father can then chase the monsters away so baby can safely sleep. Appropriate for either children's or mature women's ensembles.

Level: 

Easy
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
SBMP 809 SSA, piano, hand drum 2:00 $1.95 http://joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/SBMP%20809%20African%20Lullaby.mp3
Publisher Link

Publisher: 

SBMP
Text

African Lullaby

Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo,

Abiyoyo- yo-yo-yo-yo -yo-yo

All night, all day,
Angels watching over me, my Lord

All night,all day,
Angels watching over me