Lullaby "All Through the Night"

Lullaby "All Through the Night" is a lovely song with fresh-sounding harmonies. 

Download from this page:

  • An easy piano arrangement for students
  • A Middle C piano version for beginners
  • Guitar tabs
  • Lead sheets in C, D, Eb, F, or G
Lullaby All Through the Night

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By a Welshman

In Wales, this song is known as 'Ar Hyd y Nos.'  Sometimes treated as a Christmas song, it was written by Welshman John Ceiriog Hughes in the 1800's, and translated into English by Harold Edwin Boulton (according to the information I found at classical-music.com.

Lovely words as well (the English translation)

Almost unknown are some of the lyrics of the extra verses, which evoke very pretty word-pictures.

"Deep the silence round us spreading... Dark the path that we are treading..."

"Though our hearts be wrapped in sorrow, from the home of dawn, we borrow promise of a glad tomorrow..."

Slow moving but pretty

A quiet song, as a lullaby should be, this song doesn't move too fast.

Fingering remains mostly stationary, with just one lift of the right hand, then a downward turn, facilitated by a crossover in line three.

And nicely, the left hand doesn't have to go anywhere!

A version for beginners

Middle C lullaby sheet music

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This beginner sheet makes a very beautiful duet if the secondo player uses flowing broken chords.  No, I have not written a secondo; instead, use the chord symbols to make up your own arrangement.

If you are new to using chords, visit my Lead Sheets page, and also Mary Had a Little Lamb, where I have many suggestions for using piano chords (you may have to scroll a bit to read those sections).

Guitar tabs for All Through the Night Lullaby

All Through the Night lullaby

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This is a nice key for singing in, though it may be a bit low for many of your younger students, who tend to sing more easily above Middle C.

Notice that the tabs are all either open, fret 2, or fret 4?  That happens sometimes, and makes a tablature melody easier to learn.

Lead sheets in several keys; key of G shown

Lullaby song

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Another performance, in Welsh & English:



The links for the piano arrangements:


Download lullaby All Through the Night for easy piano


Download lullaby song for beginning piano, in Middle C position


The guitar tabs link:


Download All Thru the Night lullaby with guitar tabs


The lead sheet links:


Download All Through the Night lullaby lead sheet in C


Download lead sheet of the song in the key of D


Download lullaby song in Eb


Download song in F


Download music lead sheet in key of G


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Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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