The Bressay Lullaby
Date 1960
Track ID 35375
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1960.60.B2

Original Tape ID

SA1960.060

Summary

'The Bressay Lullaby':

Baloo, balali, baloo balali
Baloo, balali, baloo ba.

Ging awa, peerie fairies,
Fae wir peerie bairn,
Ging awa peerie fairies,
Fae wir bairn noo.

Baloo, balali ...

Dan come bonny angels,
Ta wir peerie bairn.
Dan come bonny angels,
Ta wir bairn noo.

Baloo, balali ...

Dey'll sheen ower da cradle,
O wir peerie bairn,
Dey'll sheen ower da cradle,
O wir bairn noo.

Baloo, balali ...

Item Notes

3 verses of 4 lines with chorus at start and after each verse.

See:
'101 Scottish Songs' (N. Buchan, 1962) p. 59
'Dae Ye Min' Langsyne?' (A. Stewart Fraser, 1975) p. 3
'Doh Ray Me, When Ah Wis Wee' (E. McVicar, 2007) p. 10

Recording Location

County - Shetland

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS