Hush and Baloo, Babie
DESCRIPTION: "Hush and baloo, babie, Hush and baloo; A' the lave's in their beds -- I'm hushin' you"
EARLIEST DATE: 1870 (Chambers)
KEYWORDS: lullaby baby
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1548, "Hush-a-Baloo"; GreigDuncan8 1549, "Oh Hush-a-Baloo"; GreigDuncan8 1550, "Hush and Baloo, Babie" (3 short texts, 2 tunes)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, The Popular Rhymes of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1870 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 13, ("Hush and baloo, babie")
NOTES: "The favourite old Scottish term for a lullaby is the baloo." (source: Ewan McVicar, Doh Ray Me, When Ah Wis Wee (Edinburgh, 2007), p. 9)
The current description is all of the Chambers text, which is very close to GreigDuncan 1550. Roud lumps GreigDuncan8 1548, 1549 and 1550 together. What text there is is very close and the most "complete" text is the one quoted in the description. There seems little point, just considering the texts, in separating them. - BS
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