Lullaby Of The Leaves

Written by Joe YoungBernice Petkere

Album This song officially appears on the Post Card (UK version - Stereo) LP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1969
Timeline This song has been recorded in 1968

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"Post Card" sessions

Early October 1968 to early December 1968

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Lullaby of the Leaves” is a musical composition by composer Bernice Petkere and lyricist Joe Young. It is a Tin Pan Alley song first performed in 1932 and is considered a jazz standard. It was a big hit for George Olsen and his Music in 1932 and it has since been recorded numerous times in its lyrical version and as an instrumental. […]

Mary Hopkin covered “Lullaby Of The Leaves” on her 1969 album “Post Card” produced by Paul McCartney.

This is another song I hadn’t really tried before I enjoyed doing it, but now, of course, I have to sit back and worry. It was Paul’s idea to do it. Do you think it succeeds? I wasn’t really too keen at first, because I can’t think of myself as this type of singer.

The thing is I don’t think my voice is old enough for this kind of song, or I’m old enough. Maybe it doesn’t come off because of that. But I know I can feel a song like this.

It’s terrible knowing what you want to do, and not being able to do it. I want people to like what I sing, but most af all I want to satisfy myself. I want to try so many things, but I get scared in case I cant and I make a fool of myself.

Mary Hopkin – From New Musical Express, February 22, 1969

Last updated on September 24, 2021

Lyrics

Cradle me where southern skies
Can watch me with a million eyes
Oh, sing me to sleep
Lullaby?of?the leaves

Cover me?with Heaven's blue
And let me dream?a dream or two
Oh, sing me to sleep
Lullaby of the leaves

Ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh

Don't I feel it in my soul
And don't I know I've reached my goal
Oh, sing me to sleep
Lullaby of the leaves

Ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh
Ooh
Ooh

Variations


A Stereo version

A1 Mono version

A2010 2010 remaster

Officially appears on


Post Card (US version)

LP • Released in 1969

2:33 • Studio versionA • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Engineering, Mixing
Mary Hopkin :
Vocals

Session Recording:
Early October 1968 to early December 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road ; Trident Studios ; Morgan Studios, London, UK


Post Card (UK version - Stereo)

LP • Released in 1969

2:33 • Studio versionA • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Engineering, Mixing
Mary Hopkin :
Vocals

Session Recording:
Early October 1968 to early December 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road ; Trident Studios ; Morgan Studios, London, UK


Post Card (UK version - Mono)

LP • Released in 1969

2:33 • Studio versionA1 • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Engineering, Mixing
Mary Hopkin :
Vocals

Session Recording:
Early October 1968 to early December 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road ; Trident Studios ; Morgan Studios, London, UK


Post Card (2010 remaster)

Official album • Released in 2010

2:33 • Studio versionA2010 • Stereo • 2010 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Engineering, Mixing
Mary Hopkin :
Vocals
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Early October 1968 to early December 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road ; Trident Studios ; Morgan Studios, London, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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