The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5742   Message #33446
Posted By: Susan-Marie
27-Jul-98 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: Scottish lullabies, please
Subject: RE: Scottish lullabies, please
Big Mick asked about a Highland Clearance lullaby - the one you're looking for is in the database, I think the title is "Don't Cry in Your Sleep". I learned a verse that's not in the dbase from a recording by Isle St. Clair

We stood our heads bowed in prayer While factors stripped our cottages bare The smoke climbed the clean mountain air And many were dead by the morning

Pretty grim for a lullaby, now that I think about it.