From the recording Indian Summer

dedicated to my grown-up tow-headed girls


Grasshopper's Lullaby by Mary Rocap

Grasshopper on my knee
You flit about all day
Towheaded one among the rye
A child’s lusty play

See the suns set in the west
All mothers chirp “Come Home”
I’ve a next so soft so warm
Return til day’s reborn

Yes, the world is wide and deep
With much for you to see
You’re safe within my shadow
And always loved you’ll be

For I love you as wide as wide is wide
As deep as deep is deep
Always and forever more
Hushabye, my sweet