The Shepherd's Cradle Song is a German lullaby, based on the 1817 work Des Hirten Wiegenlied by Karl Leuner. It was published in 1912 with music arranged by Charles Macpherson and English translation by Arthur Foxton Ferguson. It is presented here in Tonic Solfa notation.
Charles Macpherson (1870-1927) was a British organist and composer. He was a chorister at St Pauls Cathedral, and later became organist there. In between, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he later served as Professor of Composition.
Arthur Foxton Furgeson was a British translator and singer. He founded the Folk Song Quartet, for whom the Shepherd's Cradle Song was written.