Carved in Song

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

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Greg Trafidlo
Lucy Simon (based on a poem by Eugene Field)

Story

Simon sisters' early 1960s arrangement of the classic children's poem by Eugene Field.

Lyrics

WYNKEN, BLYNKEN, AND NOD


Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe --
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in the beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea --
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish --
Never afeard are we";
So sang the stars to the fishermen three:
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam --
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home;
'Twas all so pretty a sight it seemed
As if it could not be,
And some folks thought 't was a dream they 'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea --
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sails the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed.
So close your eyes while I sing
Of the wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

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