Sleep! Sleep o midnight children 

Restless through the night

Sleep! Sleep o restless children

Come follow my candlelight.

Sleep! Sleep o midnight children 

To your beds, lie down

Sleep! Sleep o restless children 

For in dawns light you will surely drown.

Sleep! Sleep o midnight children 

I hear your footsteps in my halls 

Sleep! Sleep o restless children 

Unseen and yet I hear your laughter, your calls.

Sleep! Sleep o midnight children 

Be still your pleasure and your games 

Sleep! Sleep o restless children 

For heavens angels call your names.

Sleep! Sleep o midnight children 

Your time has come at last 

Sleep! Sleep o restless children 

Into eternity you must, in peace, quietly now pass.
He blows out the candle. It’s flame now turns into a weaving wisp of smoke, throughout the house doors do slam and laughter echoes. In the darkness he finds no humour and hint of any merry joke.


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