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Thirty-seven years of trout fishing.

by Wench on August 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


Tonight, my parents, my brother, my sister and her kids, myself and my son all piled into two cars and drove to Bethlehem, PA for Musikfest. We had one performance destination: Trout Fishing in America.

For as long as I can remember, this band's music has been a part of our lives. They bridge the gap between children's music and adults-only with humor, sensitivity and a way with words like no others.

They've been playing together for 37 years. I was seven the first time I saw them, and tonight, my son danced the night away with them for the first time. It was a fantastic experience.

As they wrapped up the evening, they played a song that brought tears to my eyes. One that I listened to when I was small, a lullaby, viewed in a new light for me as I held my little boy on my lap and listened:

Close your eyes
And I'll sing you a song
Lullaby
Sleep until the dawn

The crickets serenade
Echoes softly through the night

The stars are on the lake
And the moon is shining bright

Don't worry
I'll leave the light on in the hall
Just go to sleep now close your eyes

Close your eyes
Listen to my song
Lullaby
Sleep until the dawn

The birds are in their nest
And the cows are in the barn
The covers on your bed
Will keep you safe and warm

Don't worry
I'll be beside you should you fall
Just go to sleep now close your eyes

Dragons in the sky
Flying with their golden treasure
And If you catch their eye
Wishes granted more than you can measure

I'll be beside you should you fall
Just go to sleep now close your eyes

The crickets serenade
Echoes softly through the night
The stars are on the lake
And the moon is shining bright

Don't worry
I'll leave the light on in the hall
Just go to sleep now close your eyes
Just go to sleep now close your eyes

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