The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118015   Message #2548912
Posted By: CamiSu
25-Jan-09 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: Hostile baby rocking songs
Subject: RE: Hostile baby rocking songs

I was told so long ago I can't remember who told me that your second verse

Aieee, aiooo, my laddy, lie easy
Sure my misfortunes are none of your own.
But it's weary I am with rocking and mourning
And rocking the cradle of a child not my own

referred to the house slave rocking her master's child while her own was God-knows-where.