Lullabies have existed throughout human history and some of the ones we sing to this day are hundreds of years old. Although no one is certain, it is believed that the name "lullabies" comes from the "lull"-ing and "by"-ing sounds one makes to help a baby fall asleep. Others believe the term comes from a Hebrew phrase, "Lilith-Abi" meaning "Lilith begone." Lilith is a folkloric character who was believed to steal children in the night and these incantations were sounded to keep her away.
May 21st, 2014
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