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(learned in 1944 in 4th grade at Mary S. Doten school in Reno, Nevada)

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Twilight hovers over all, sleep, my child, the shadows fall.
While you sleep the stars on high walk in silence through the sky.
Holding up their lamps with care o'er the children of Kildare.
Peace is resting still and deep o'er Kildare while children sleep,
    Children sleep.

From the sea the wind will rise, sleep my child and close your eyes.
God keep those who have to roam, God keep those who bide at home.
God keep those who far must fare from the County of Kildare.
God keep all within his sight till they hear the last good-night,
    Last good-night.

(from miriam berg's folksong collection)