1. It’s Alright
  2. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  3. Lily
  4. Goops’ In It
  5. This Heart
  6. Reserved for the One I Love
  7. Big Bird, Little Bird
  8. Moonshadow
  9. You Are My Sunshine
  10. A Slice of Heaven
  11. All Things Bright and Beautiful
  12. It’s Alright (reprise)
  13. We Are Each Other’s Angels
  14. Brahm’s Lullaby

The Children’s Gift Set

Children's Box Set

Direct from Sara to your newborn! This Gift Set features a collection of Sara’s children’s CDs plus the Big Bird, Little Bird DVD.

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Released February 14, 1999 | Sleeveless

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NEWBORN won Creative Child’s Top Creative Toy Award Seal of Excellence 2005, NAPPA Gold 2001, and Children’s Music Web Awards Winner, Classic Recording 2003!

Ever want to just sing to your newborn child? To sit and sing softly and watch as he or she plays or gently falls asleep?

Well, Sara found out that a lot of parents just don’t do that. That they are afraid to sing aloud, a concept she does naturally, but other parents just don’t do. That’s what this self-produced album is all about. To share the gift of song with your future. Put this record on, and sing along, aloud and always!

Liner Notes

Produced by Sara Hickman
Recorded by Marty Lester at Tequila Mockingbird, Austin Texas, spring 1999 and mixed by Marty Lester and Sara Hickman.
Mastered by Jerry Tubb, Terra Nova.
Strings arranged by Will Taylor.

Neil Ferguson – Design
Todd V. Wolfson – Interior Photography
Lance Schriner – Cover Photography
Nicholas Long – Baby on the cover
Max Pumpkin – Art Direction, Concept and Illustrations
Joan Nugent – Great Person

Musicians:
Sara Hickman – Producer, vocals, guitars, shaker, body percussion, snaps
Will Taylor – Viola
Cathlin Reese – Violin
Javier Chaperro – Violin
Shawn Sanders – Cello
Keys – Mark Hallman
Chip Dolan – Accordian
Mark Hallman – Male vocals
Lance Schriner – Male vocals
Marty Lester – snaps

Lyrics and Samples

Hush
Hush little baby, don’t say a word
Mama’s gonna show you a hummingbird
If that hummingbird should fly
Mama’s gonna show you the evening sky
When the nighttime shadows fall
We’re gonna hear those crickets call
While their songs drift from afar
Mama’s gonna show you a shooting star
When that star has dropped from view
Mama’s gonna read a book with you
When that storybook’s been read
Mama’s gonna bring you your warm bedspread
If that spread begins to wear
Mama’s gonna find you your teddy bear
If that teddy bear won’t hug
Mama’s gonna catch you a lightning bug
If that lightning bug won’t glow
Mama’s gonna play on her old banjo
If that banjo’s out of tune
Mama’s gonna show you the harvest moon
And as the moon drifts from the sky
Mama’s gonna sing you a lullaby


It’s Alright
It’s alright
It’s okay
It’s alright
It’s okay
And I love you
Night and day
It’s alright
It’s okay

Times will be hard
But we’ll get through
Times will be hard
But we’ll get through
And I love you
Night and day
It’s alright
It’s okay

This house may fall
But not on you
This house may fall
But not on you
And I love you
Night and day
It’s alright
It’s okay


A-Tisket, A-Tasket
A-tisket, a-tasket
A green and yellow basket
I bought a basket for my mama
And on the way I dropped it
Oh, I dropped it, I dropped it
Yes, on the way I dropped it
A little girly picked it up
And took it to the market

She went bop-bop-bopping down the avenue
Without a single thing to do
She went peck-peck-pecking all around
When she spied my basket on the ground

A-tisket, a-tasket
I dropped my little basket
And if that girly don’t bring it back
I think that I will cry

She went bop-bop-bopping down the avenue
Without a single little thing to do
She went bop-bop-bopping all around
When she spied my basket on the ground

A-tisket, a-tasket
I dropped my little basket
And if that girly don’t bring it back
I think that I will cry

Was it red? No, no, no
Was it blue? No, no, no
Was it green? No, no, no
It was a little yellow basket!


Lily
Lily, I love you, I do
Yes, I’ll always be true
I’ve been true to you here in my heart
Lily, I love you, I do
Yes, I’ll always be true
I’ve been true to you here from the start

Here is your hand, it’s so tiny in mine
With your eyes full of God’s wonderous light
As I kiss your soft head, I will hold you so tight
While I whisper, time after time:

Lily, I love you, I do
Yes, I’ll always be true
I’ve been true to you here in my heart
Oh Lily, I love you, I do
Yes, I’ll always be true
I’ve been true to you here from the start

Oh, where did you come from, sweet angel of love?
You descended from heaven on wings from above
When you smile I remember what I’m thinking of
These moments, where I long to say:

Lily, I love you, I do
Yes, I’ll always be true
I’ve been true to you here in my heart
Oh Lily, I love you, I do
Yes, I’ll always be true
I’ve been true to you here from the start

There’s a world to be shared, and so much we will do
Baby mine
And life will unfold its secrets to you
in time

Lily, I love you, I do
Yes, I’ll always be true
I’ve been true to you here in my heart
Lily, I love you, I do
Yes, I’ll always be true
I’ve been true to you here from the start


Goops in it
We went to the doctor, you and me
I thought your eyes were booger-free
Then, as the doctor opened the door
I spied a little something I hadn’t spied before

Goops in it
Goops in it
Your little eye’s got some goops in it
Goops in it
Goops in it
Your little eye’s got some goops in it

Playing with your nana, singing some songs
You’re gettin’ kinda sleepy, the day’s been long
She takes you to the tubby to wash you clean
When she spies a little somethin’ that looks a little green

Goops in it
Goops in it
Your little eye’s got some goops in it
Goops in it
Goops in it
Your little eye’s got some goops in it

We wake up in the morning, it’s time to nurse
I look into your eyes and I check them first

For goops in it
Goops in it
Your little eye’s got some goops in it
Goops in it
Goops in it
Your little eye’s got some goops in it


This Heart
These hands, these hands, these hands
Were made to hold
And these lips are here to say these words
And let this truth be told
And these legs were made to weather our storms
And hold up fast and true
And this heart, this heart, this heart
Was made for you

And I know my heart was made for you
Oh, I know my heart — this heart — was made for you
And I know that the answer is a love so strong and true
Oh, I know my heart — this heart — was made for you

And these eyes, these eyes, these eyes
Have wept lonely dreams
And though some arms have held me close
They were never what they seemed
So, I looked inside for peace of mind
And there I found a clue
That this heart, this heart, this heart
Was made for you

And I know my heart was made for you
Oh, I know my heart — this heart — was made for you
And I know that the answer is a love so strong and true
Oh, I know my heart — this heart — was made for you

And I know what this heart sees
My heart could not be wrong
And I know you’re the one for me
And I believe what I knew all along

And I know my heart was made for you
Oh, I know my heart — this heart — was made for you
And I know that the answer is a love so strong and true
Oh, I know my heart — this heart — was made for you
Yes, I know my heart — this heart — was made for you


Reserved For the One I Love
There’s a thought I’m holding, it makes me proud
Gotta keep it inside as I walk through the crowd
Cannot say it out loud
It is reserved for the one I love

When I awake in the dark, my first thought is you
I have no control now over things I do
Your name is written on me, too
I am reserved for the one I love

Just for you, especially
Praying that you will want to be the one who’ll have me
My heart beats out of time
When your body is this close to mine
I want to feel like this all the time

And I would cross my heart, and I would look to the sky
There’s a million stars before my eyes
And they remind me why
I am reserved for the one I love

Just for you, especially
Praying that you will want to be the one who’ll have me
My heart beats out of time
When your body is this close to mine
I want to feel like this all the time

And I would cross my heart, and I would look to the sky
There’s a million stars before my eyes
And they remind me why
I am reserved for the one I love
I am reserved
I am reserved for the one I love


Big Bird, Little Bird
Big bird, little bird
Pecking at the ground
Big bird, little bird
No one else around

Big bird took the little bird’s bread
This is what the little bird said:
Big bird, just ’cause you’re bigger than me
And there’s no one else around to see
Doesn’t mean that you can take my bread!
That is what the little bird said

Big bird, little bird
Pecking at the ground
Big bird, little bird
No one else around


Moonshadow
I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
I’m leapin and hoppin’ on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plow, lose my land,
And if I ever lose my hands, oh we…. I won’t have to work no more.
And if I ever lose my legs, I won’t moan, no, I won’t beg,
And if I ever lose my legs, weee…. I won’t have to walk no more.

‘Cus I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
I’m leapin and hoppin’ on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my eyes, all my colours should run dry,
And if I ever lose my eyes, oh we…. I won’t have to cry no more.
And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,
And if I ever lose my mouth, well…. I won’t have to sing…

Did it take long to find me? I asked the mother light.
Did it take long to find me? And are you gonna stay the night?

Yeah, I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
I’m leapin and hoppin’ on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Moonshadow
Moonshadow


You Are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are gray.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away

The other nite, dear,
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you here in my arms.
When I awoke, dear,
I was mistaken
So I hung my head and cried.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are gray.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.


A Slice of Heaven
You’re a slice of heaven, you’re a bit of a dream
And everyone that sees you knows just what I mean
You’ve got your mommy’s eyes, you’ve got your daddy’s hair
You’re my little angel rockin’ in your rocking chair
You’re my little angel rockin’ in your rocking chair

When we play patty-cake, I love you so
You give so much to me, you’ll never know
Your eyes are bright with life, your smile so dear
You’ll learn to wave hello, to laugh, to cry, to cheer

You’re a slice of heaven, you’re a bit of a dream
And everyone that sees you knows just what I mean
You’ve got your mommy’s eyes, you’ve got your daddy’s hair
You’re my little angel rockin’ in your rocking chair
You’re my little angel rockin’ in your rocking chair

I’m glad you’ve chosen me to be the one
Who holds you in my arms, safe from harm
I’ll watch you learn to crawl, I’ll watch you run
I’ll watch you walk away, out on your own

You’re a slice of heaven, you’re a bit of a dream
And everyone that sees you knows just what I mean
You’ve got your mommy’s eyes, you’ve got your daddy’s hair
You’re my little angel rockin’ in your rocking chair
You’re my little angel rockin’ in your rocking chair

I tuck you in when nighttime comes
I hope your dreams are pleasant ones
You wake me up, it’s a brand new day
We’re off to see the world, let’s be on our way!

‘Cus you’re a slice of heaven, you’re a bit of a dream
And everyone that sees you knows just what I mean
You’ve got your mommy’s eyes, you’ve got your daddy’s hair
You’re my little angel rockin’ in your rocking chair
You’re my little angel rockin’ in your rocking chair


All Things Bright and Beautiful
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
And each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors,
God made their tiny wings.

The purple headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.

The cold wind in the winter,
And the pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
God made them every one.

God gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things so well.


We Are Each Other’s Angels
Well, I hope I see you later
Cuz it’s time for me to go
And my ride has just pulled over
But it sure was good to know you

Go answer your calling
Go and fill somebody’s cup
And if you see an angel falling…
Won’t you stop and help her up?

Ohh Oh
Cuz we are each other’s angels
Ohh Oh
And we meet when it is time
Ohh Oh
We keep each other going
And we show each other signs…

Sometimes you’ll stumble
Sometimes you’ll just lie down
Sometimes you will get lonely
With all these people around

Ohh Oh
You might shiver when the wind blows
Yea, you might get blown away
Ohh Oh
You might lose a little colours
You… you might lose a little faith…

Ohh Oh
But we are each other’s angels
Ohh Oh
And we meet when it is time
Ohh Oh
We keep each other going
And we show each other signs…

Well, I reached my destination
Yea, I finally made it home
God sent ten thousand angels
To make me one of his own…

Ohh Oh
But we are each other’s angels
Ohh Oh
And we meet when it is time
Ohh Oh
We keep each other going
And we show each other signs…

Oh, we are each other’s angels
we are each other’s angels
Oh, we are each other’s angels
And we meet when it is time
Oh, we are each other’s angels
Ohhh, I’ve forgotten how to fly!
Oh, we are each other’s angels
Won’t you show me how to fly?
Oh, we are each other’s angels…