“Ballyeamon Cradle Song”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: mother lullaby nonballad
Found in: Ireland


The mother bids her child, "Rest tired eyes a while, sweet is thy baby smile, Angels are guarding and watch o'er thee." Birds sing, fairies dance, "for very love of thee." Mother loves the child, too, and bids him sleep and dream


  1. SHenry H596, pp. 6-7, "Ballyeamon Cradle Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH596