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Origins: Far In The Wood

metabelis 19 Aug 12 - 06:24 AM
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Subject: Origins: Far In The Wood
From: metabelis
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 06:24 AM

I'm trying to find the origins of the lullaby "Far In The Wood". The lyrics are:

Far in the wood you'll find a well
With water deep and blue
Whoever drinks by moonlight clear
Ti-ri, ti-ra, ti-ra-la-la-la
Will live a thousand years
Will live a thousand years

And all around the little well
Are seven lovely trees
The rock and sway and sing a song
Ti-ri, ti-ra, ti-ra-la-la-la
And whisper in the breeze
And whisper in the breeze

And through the seven lovely trees
The evening wind will blow
And down fall seven little dreams
Ti-ri, ti-ra, ti-ra-la-la-la
My baby all for you
My baby all for you

I have a suspicion that it is of Scots or Irish 19th century origin - I'm very probably wrong, but I'm interested in finding out more about it.

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