The kids and I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called “Can You Canoe?” about the Okee-Dokee Brothers, musicians who paddled down the Missisppi River and wrote songs. Here’s the link if you’d like to see a preview on ITunes: Can you canoe?
So read this post as a bluegrass song with plenty of twang and a side of lively banjo…
I’m a stranger to the land of sleep
There are foreigners there, whose company I do not keep
And sometimes it’s enough to make me weep
To see the dawn rise upon my open eyes
I’m a stranger to the land of sleep.
Now there must be, a secret lock and key
Something secure, but hidden from me
A way inside the sleepy isles,
Of that much desired country of sleep.
So if you know a trick or two
A special drink, or ‘haps some ruby shoes
A certain way, to sleep before the day
Take me along, I’ll travel with you
As a stranger to the land of sleep.