Luir A Chodla (Put the Old Man to Sleep)

DESCRIPTION: Gaelic: Luir a chodla, cuir a chodla, cuir a chodla, an sean-cluine, luira chodle, nigh a chosa agus bog deoch do'r tsean duine. English: Put to sleep (x2) put to sleep the old man. Put him to sleep, wash his feet, and draw a drink for the old man
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960
KEYWORDS: age nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-FSNA 191, "Put the Old Man to Sleep" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Lomax claims this is a Gaelic version of "Rocking the Cradle (and the Child Not His Own)." The evidence is thin. - RBW
File: LoF191

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