Talented Dad Plays Brahms' Lullaby To Sleepy Baby
Cailyn Finkel 2/16/2016
When his son, Sam, was having trouble sleeping due to a painful ear infection, this father took to the piano to comfort him. The "Bearded Piano," as he calls himself, strapped Sam into the baby carrier and started on Brahms' Lullaby.
There's a reason why this caring father instinctively went to that song, he explains, "Brahms' Lullaby has always been a favorite of mine." Sure enough, just moments after starting the tune, Sam begins to nod off. Soon the exhausted baby is completely asleep - knocked out by the soothing sounds of his father's piano skills.
The Lullaby was first published by Johannes Brahms in 1868 and was originally titled "Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht" which means "Good evening, good night" in German. The song was actually created for Brahms's' friend, Bertha Faber, after the birth of her son. The pair had been in love when they were young and Brahms constructed the melody to include a hidden a tune that Bertha used to sing to him! Since its publication, the song has been reworked by a number of artists and interpreted into hundreds of languages all around the world. You've probably sang it to your own little ones!