Lullaby (John Thompson's Students Series/Early Elementary Level). Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Arranged by John Thompson. For Piano/Keyboard. Willis. Early Elementary. 4 pages. Willis Music #5648. Published by Willis Music (HL.412090).
This little melody was originally an old Scottish folktune sung by shepherds while tending their flocks and crooned at the hearthstone of peasants as a lullaby. Brahms used it as the principal theme in an 1892 intermezzo for piano.