Carpenter – The Sleep that flits on Baby’s Eyes

Song Information

Title: The Sleep that flits on Baby’s Eyes from Gitanjali

Music: John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951)

Text: Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

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Song Text

The sleep that flits on baby’s eyes–does anybody know from where it comes? Yes, there is a rumour that it has its dwelling where, in the fairy village among [the] shadows of the forest dimly lit with glow-worms, there hang two timid buds of enchantment. From there it comes to kiss baby’s eyes.


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