sing (one) to sleep

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sing (one) to sleep

To help or cause one to fall asleep by singing. My daughter was really upset from her nightmare, so I sang her back to sleep with a lullaby my own mother had taught me. The performance was so lackluster that he actually ended up singing several people to sleep.
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sing someone to sleep

to sing softly and sweetly to someone until sleep comes. The mother sang her baby to sleep. Please sing Timmy to sleep. He is very restless.
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References in classic literature ?
"You can look at the bright colors till the light fades, and then the rose will sing you to sleep," said the Elves, as they folded the soft leaves about her, gently kissed her, and stole away.
He'd wipe your tears, change your diapers, sing you to sleep."
Crickets and bullfrogs sing you to sleep. The mountain air smells clean and sweet.
Dad can sing you to sleep once more; Go to sleep my little buckaroo, While the lights of Western skies are shining down on you, Remember Buffalo Bill was once a kid like you, So go to sleep my little buckaroo.