“The Lost Birdies”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: bird separation lullaby
Found in: Ireland


Various birds (crow, robin) lay "but ae egg, she brought out ae bird, The bird it came out an' it flew awa', and she gaed a' day." The mothers look for their offspring and beg them come home


  1. SHenry H40c, p. 20, "The Lost Birdies/The Hobe and the Robin" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13344
  3. BI, HHH040c