A Tigger’s Lullaby

The Book of Pooh

“Night of the Waking Tigger”


Pooh:
Curl up with your pillows and your blanky,
Close your eyes and dream so soft and hazy.

Piglet:
Go to sleep before you make us cranky!

Rabbit:
Do it soon or else we’ll all go crazy!

Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit:
Night is falling in the stripy skies,
That means it’s time to close your stripy eyes.
Tigger, please lay down your stripy head!

And rest your stripes upon your stripy bed!

Rabbit:
The trouble as we see it, Tigger, is
These problematic hours that you keep.

Pooh:
You like to bounce and bong and whoop and whiz,

While everybody else would like to sleep!

Rabbit:
Dream of leafy vegetables in neat and tidy rows!

Piglet:
Dream of crushing woozles with your great big stripy toes!

Pooh:
Dream of eating honey! And drinking honey too!

Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit:
Dream and dream your dreaming that you dream the whole night through!
It’s time to stop the noise and start the silence.
We really can’t abide another peep.

So gaze upon the inside of your eyelids!
Lay down your Tigger stripes and go to sleep!
Lie down and sleep!
Please, Tigger, sleep!
Just go to sleep!