Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes Poem by Thomas Dekker

Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes

Rating: 3.3


Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise ;
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby,
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.
Care is heavy, therefore sleep you,
You are care, and care must keep you ;
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby,
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
John Douglas 04 March 2007

Yes, the words are all wrong. Here`s the correct ones.... Golden slumbers kiss your eyes, Smiles awake you when you rise Sleepy prettu darling do not cry And I will sing a lullaby

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Wilma Golding 75 19 December 2017

They are the words I recognise as I said my mother sang it to me when i was a baby

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Josh Henley 26 April 2007

...so you should believe if you think McCartey somehow beat Dekker in writing this. McCartney not being born until about four centuries later, though, I highly doubt this. The ballad was simply adapted to sound prettier in a pop-rock song. Wantons wouldn't have sounded all that well in a Beatles song, would it?

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Suresh Kumar Ek 23 August 2020

golden slumbers kiss your eyyes. nice concept

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Margaret Crawford 05 December 2019

My Mum used to sing this to me as a child lovely words xx

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autvisum 18 July 2018

haha the Beatles and also dodie love it

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Wilma Golding 75 19 December 2017

My mother sang this to me when i was a baby

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Henry James 22 June 2011

If people come here only to read the poem that inspired the Beatles' song, then they might also take the time to look at other English poets of the Elizabethan age, which I believe to be the golden age of English poetry.

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Paul McCartney 20 April 2019

The golden age of Rap.

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Chris P. Bacon 20 April 2019

We are currently in the golden age.

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