The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84058   Message #1550219
Posted By: GUEST,Wherriebob
26-Aug-05 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Favorite Lullabies and Children's Songs
Subject: RE: Favorite Lullabies and Children's Songs
Coorie Doon by Matt McGinn (melody is on DT)
                               Chorus :
                               Coorie doon, Coorie doon, Coorie Doon, my darling,
                               Coorie doon the day.

                               Lie doon, my dear, and in your ear,
                               To help you close your eye,
                               I'll sing a song, a slumber song,
                               A miner's lullaby.

                               Your daddy's doon the mine my darling,
                               Doon in the Curbly Main,
                               Your daddy's howkin' coal my darling,
                               For his ain wee wean.

                               There's darkness doon the mine my darling,
                               Darkness, dust and damp,
                               But we must have oor heat, oor light,
                               Oor fire and our lamp.

                               Your daddy coories doon my darling,
                               Doon in a three foot seam,
                               So you can coorie doon my darling,
                               Coorie doon and dream.

Another favourite Scots Lullaby is "Ally Ally Ally Bally Bee"

When our children were young they absolutely loved Pete Seeger's recitation of the Giant tale "Abby YoYo"