Hush-a-ba Birdie, Croon

DESCRIPTION: "Sheep/kye's are gane to the silver wood," "the coos are gane to the broom." It's good to milk cows while the birds sing, bells ring, and deer gallop by. Goats/sheep are in the mountains and won't be back till noon
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: lullaby nonballad animal bird sheep
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 125, "The Kye's Gane to the Sillar Wode" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, The Popular Rhymes of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1870 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 16, "A Lullaby" ("Hush-a-ba birdie, croon, croon"); Robert Chambers, The Popular Rhymes of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1870 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 23-24, ("Ba, wee birdie, birdie") (2 texts)
Robert Ford, Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories (Paisley, 1904 (2nd edition, "Digitized by Google")), pp. 128-129, "Hush-a-ba Birdie, Croon" (1 text)

Roud #15101
File: LyCr2125

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