“A cherry when it's blooming, it has no stone. A chicken when it’s pipping, it has no bone. The baby when it's sleeping has no cryin'. And when I say I love you, it has no end.” The simple beauty of this Appalachian lullaby shines through Victor Johnson's sensitive setting. With lovely choral and piano writing throughout and a brief unaccompanied middle section, this piece features plenty of teaching opportunities for nuanced expression and thoughtful phrasing.