Timeline Albums, EPs & singles Songs Films Concerts Sessions People Interviews Articles

Released in 1969

Lullaby Of The Leaves

Written by Joe YoungBernice Petkere

Last updated on September 24, 2021

Album This song officially appears on the Post Card (UK version - Stereo) LP.

Timeline This song was officially released in 1969

Timeline This song was recorded in 1968

Related session

This song was recorded during the following studio sessions:

Related songs

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


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

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






  • A Stereo version
  • A1 Mono version
  • A2010 2010 remaster

Officially appears on


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

Paul McCartney writing

Talk more talk, chat more chat

Notice any inaccuracies on this page? Have additional insights or ideas for new content? Or just want to share your thoughts? We value your feedback! Please use the form below to get in touch with us.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2024 • Please note this site is strictly non-commercial. All pictures, videos & quoted texts remain the property of the respective copyright owner, and no implication of ownership by us is intended or should be inferred. Any copyright owner who wants something removed should contact us and we will do so immediately. Alternatively, we would be delighted to provide credits.