A British choir has come to the rescue of a little American girl suffering from “night terrors”, singing her to sleep with a special lullaby from a distance of 3,500 miles.
Ever since his father, music teacher Rick, came across a video of the Bristol Man Chorus singing shanty sea Last summer, 5-year-old Roslyn Kane and her sister Evelyn were big fans of the men’s group.
When Roslyn started having nightmares, Rick reached out to the choir at his home in Pennsylvania to see if they could help his daughter through the power of song.
Choir director Sam Burns got down to business immediately and prepared a personal lullaby for his new friend. The lyrics are simple and beautiful:
“Roslyn, Evelyn, sing good night / Roslyn, Evelyn, close your eyes / The sweetest dreams, all warm and bright / Roslyn, Evelyn, sing good night.”
The conductor then thought to himself, “She loves the whole choir; she could arrange it for the boys to sing.”
The group was soon gathering through Zoom so they could sing the new tune out loud.
So how does little Roslyn sleep today? His nightmares are “getting better,” Rick says. “I think you enjoy the added benefit of [the personalized song] being hers. “
The performance of the song has also been good for the Bristol boys, and Sam said the group was “very flattered” by the request for the song, and that the news had really “cheered” them up.
(HEAR Rosylyn and Evelyn’s beautiful lullaby in the video below).
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