|Playing in my Grandmother's garden|
When he requested the lullaby that "Mummy always sings" I was flummoxed - for one thing I can't sing and secondly he couldn't recall the words of the lullaby so I could have a crack at it. As he was quite insistent I dug down into my long-term memory and recalled a little prayer that my paternal grandmother used to say to me when I stayed with her overnight.
My grandson was quite happy with the "lullaby" that my grandmother used to share with me and has now settled down for the night.
There are four corners on my bed
There are four angels overhead
Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
God bless this bed I lay upon.
|My grandmother, Mary Tierney|
I have just found the second verse to this on the internet but am glad that I hadn't recalled and shared it with my grandson as he is a sensitive little boy.
And if I die before I wake
I pray to God my sould to take,
And if any evil comes to me,
Blessed Lady waken me.
I am now recalling the many happy times I spent with my grandmother, Mary Tierney, at Brighton-le-sands during regular visits and in school holidays and wishing that I had listened more intently to her stories. I can, however, more than fifty years later remember all of the words of the hymns she used to sing with me!