The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21937   Message #932238
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Apr-03 - 04:02 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Baloo Balleerie
Subject: ADD: Bressay Lullaby
Ah, here it is - it's on Bok's In the Kind Land (1999), called "The Bressay Lullaby." The tune isn't exactly what I transcribed from Cole, but it's close.
-Joe Offer-


Baloo balilly, Baloo balilly, Baloo
balilli, baloo ba

Gae awa peerie fairies (3)
Fae oor bairn noo.

Dan come boannie angels (3)
Ta wir peerie bairn.

Dey'll sheen ower da cradle (3)
O wir peerie bairn.

Bok's CD booklet took the lyrics from Norman Buchan's 101 Scottish Songs (1962)