Papa Joe 
Banjo Lullaby
Banjo Lullaby ©2003 by Joe Kretschmer, ASCAP

Close your eyes and go to sleep my child
Your dreams have been travelin? many a mile.
The days fly by, the nights are much too slow.
What the future holds I just don?t know.
But one thing?s sure and that?s I love you so.

Rest your weary head and have no fear.
Your mommy and your daddy?s standing near
They?ll guide you when the winds of change do blow.
And guardian angels watch you while you grow.
And I?ll play a song for you on my old banjo.

I know that the world?s a scary place.
With war and hate that plagues the human race.
But love and hope can help you make it through.
And we?ll give all we have to you.
We?ll help make all your dreams come true.

Set your sights, you can never aim too high.
Through the clouds and out beyond the sky.
The path is only clear to those who try,
What?s meant to be will happen bye and bye,
And you?ll find out you don?t need wings to fly.

So close your eyes and you?ll be on your way.
Tomorrow will be a brand new day.
So many things to see and things to do.
And everything you touch will seem brand new.
The whole wide world holds its breath for you.
Lyrics Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Music Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Performance Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Short Song Description:
A lullaby played on the banjo.
Long Song Description:
The performer plays a brief excerpt from Brahm's Lullaby on the banjo, then transitions to a faster, yet gentle tune that conveys a message of love and hope for the child.
Song Length: 3:13
Primary Genre: Folk-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Engagement
Subject Matter 2: Long-Distance Love
Mood 1: Endearing
Language: English