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Go to Sleep My Little Buckaroo

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Version 1:

Close your sleepy eyes  
My little Buckaroo.
While the light of the western skies,
Is shinin' down on you.
Don't you know it's time for bed,
Another day is through.
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo.

Don't you realize,
My little Buckaroo,
That it was from a little acorn,
That the Oak tree grew?
And remember that your dad,
Was once a kid like you.
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo.

Soon you're gonna ride the range,
Like grown up cowboys do.
Now it's time that you were roundin' up,
A dream or two.
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo.

Version 2:

Close your sleepy eyes,
My little Buckaroo,
While the light of the western skies
Is shining down on you.
Don't you know it's time for bed,
Another day is through
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo.

Oo, oo, oo, oo,
Soon you're gonna ride the range
Like grown up cowboys do
Now it's time that you were rounding
Up a dream or two
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo
.

Version 3 (offered by one of our readers):

Go to sleep, my little buckaroo,
though the lights of the western sky are shining down on you,
don't you know it's time for bed,
another day is through,
oh, go to sleep, my little buckaroo.

Don't you want to be a cowboy like your daddy?
Ride the range and maybe rope a calf or two
Well you know that all good cowboys need their sleep time,
so, go to sleep, my little buckaroo
ummmmmmm


Midi conversion by David Pushic.

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For parents
Healthy babies should be placed on their backs to sleep to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Read more about preventing this leading cause of death in babies 1 month to 1 year of age from Safe to Sleep.
For kids
You don’t need as much sleep now as you did when you were a little baby. But how much sleep do you need and what happens when you don’t get enough sleep?
For teachers
Sleep is a behavioral state that is a natural part of every individual’s life. In addition to learning about the importance of sleep to health, an NIH curriculum supplement on sleep, sleep disorders, and biological rhythms for grades 9 to 12 uses sleep as a way to understand scientific concepts and the purpose of scientific research.
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