I learned this sweet baby-calming song from my colleague Kate during a meeting of children’s librarians. She made quite an impression on us. The Jbrary duo recorded the song, and I promised the musicians among our team that I’d figure out the chords. Have a listen to Dana and Lindsey.
The original is by Cathy Bollinger, from her 2005 album Toddlin Tunes, but the simplified storytime version sounds quite a bit different, and only covers the first verse.
On the Day You Were Born
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On the day you were born, I felt my heart get a little bigger
On the day you were born I felt it swell, swell, swell
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On the day you were born I felt my heart give a little giggle
And I knew it would be a better world