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HP filk - Lily's lullaby

So, I was working on a fill for the trope bingo card was trying to come up with something for 'kid fic' or 'character in distress' but that's not exactly what I got. Filk happened instead.

Dear god, I did not mean to write this, but I just started thinking about Lily again and how much she loved her little boy. And you know, as a mom, when you are trying to put your toddler down for a nap and they are overtired and being fussy, you sometimes make up songs that you sing to them, and these become lullabies that you may sing over and over. And sometimes you add words as things change. I might know a thing or two about that, just maybe.

Also, I figured that Lily and James, they were young and they were in love and they were probably feeling trapped and desperate and afraid, and when you feel that way, you tend to cling to the ones you love, and... well, I just think that this song could very well have been something Lily sang to Harry.

And dammit, now I have something in my eye.

Lily's lullaby
Sweet Dreams, My Dear Harry

Here you are, my darling boy,
All smiles and giggles for me.
The light of my life,
The joy of my heart,
My hope for the future to be,

I'll keep you safe,
Protect you from harm,
Hidden from you-know-who,
Safe behind charms,

Now close your eyes and go to sleep,
Sweet dreams my dear Harry, sweet dreams.

Oh, my dear sweet darling boy,
So tired as you look up at me,
My heart is so happy,
My life is so rich,
No parents are prouder than we,

It won't be long till we
Won't have to hide,
We'll buy you a crup and
We'll teach you to fly,

Now close your eyes and go to sleep,
Sweet dreams my dear Harry, sweet dreams.

Goodnight, my dear sweet darling boy,
One more thing that's soon to be,
There will be another,
You'll be a big brother,
A secret between you and me,

A surprise for your daddy,
And I'll do it right,
I'm going to tell him on
Halloween night,

Now close your eyes and go to sleep,
Sweet dreams my dear Harry, sweet dreams.



I'm sorry.

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snogged
Jan. 8th, 2018 01:18 pm (UTC)
*sniffle*
This made me weep. Beautiful work.
shaddyr
Jan. 10th, 2018 03:35 am (UTC)
I am happy it made you sad? I am glad you liked it.
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