“Cradle Lullaby”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: lullaby father sailor separation
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"Baloo, loo baby, now baloo, my dear, now baloo, loo lammie, your mammie is here." The singer consoles her baby through all the wind and storm, while lamenting that its father is out on the sea. She hopes the child's "wauk'nin' be blyther than mine."

References

  1. Ord, p. 167, "Cradle Lullaby" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5562
  3. BI, Ord167