With a melody by Rolf Lovland, Brendan Graham was struggling to find a lyric and a theme that was sensitive enough for Rolf's gorgeous tune. Brendan's daughter was leaving home for a year's study in Sydney, her first time away from home for such a spell. The night before she left, Brendan sat on the side of her bed like he had done so many times when she was a child, telling stories and singing her little songs. The results are this beautiful lullaby for an older child. Desmond Earley has made the choral arrangement.