From the recording Into The Shimmering

A Babe Is Born - DADGAD. This one was written just in the nick of time for a midwives conference that I was asked to perform at in 1997 or so.  Up until the night before, I still had no idea what I was going to sing.  I know lots of songs with the word 'baby' in them, but hardly the appropriate context!  In the wee hours, as usual, this song was born... 


DADGAD tuning
Music & Lyrics
M. Grittani

In the still of the night in the bright light of day
A babe is born
As a new day dawns, and as a day fades away
A babe is born
Every hour of the day, somewhere in some way
A babe is born

After endless hours
A new babe is born
To take her first breath
In a world she’s never known
To feel for the first time
A mother’s touch
That sweetest caress that will always mean so much
That will always mean so much

Out of the darkness
Into the light
To the smile on the face
That will light up his life
For today he becomes
A mother’s son
And ’til the end of her days
He will be her precious one
He will be her precious one