Maria Larson

Maria Larson

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Folk - Contemporary | San Antonio, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 283   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

I thought of the old crib as an ark full of toy stuffed animals carrying the new baby on dreamtime adventures.

Story Behind the Song

When my daughter & her new baby came to live with me I put her in the same crib that held her mother, and every night I would dance her around and sing "Waltz Across Texas".



Dusty old relic, scratched up and in pieces,
Rebuild the old crib for a new baby girl,
It sheltered your mother, her sister and brother,
Shined up to welcome another new soul to this world.
So swab down the decks, strike up the band,
The owl and the pussycat stroll hand in hand,
Shall we waltz across Texas, or over to France,
Take my hand, little darling, may I have this dance?

Out on an ocean of sweet baby dreams
This old ark is sailing on, steadfast and true,
Pretty blanket Mama made you, a lambskin to dream on,
And enough furry friends for an army or two.

Slowly the morning creeps in through the window,
Old sleepyhead stirring with a satisfied grin,
The old crib settles down with a creak and a shiver,
Just waiting for bedtime to go sailing again.

Song Length
Folk - General, Pop - Lullaby
Tempo / Feel
Non 4/4
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Charming, Endearing

Subject Matter
Love for Child, Dreams

2000 and later

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Label Credits Cactus Blossom Records (Maria Larson)