DESCRIPTION: Macaronic. A mother sings her baby to sleep "free from sorrow... Bright thou'll open thine eyes tomorrow... Through the branchy trees the breeze is sweeping... And my baby dear is sweetly sleeping." "[May] I be never a sonless mother."
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage lullaby nonballad baby mother
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 129, "Seoithin-Seo" (6 texts)
Elizabeth Cronin, "Seoithin-Seo" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES: The description follows the English verses of the macaronic OCroinin-Cronin text and the translation at George Sigerson, Bards of the Gael and Gall (London: T Fisher-Unwin, 1897), pp. 343-344, "Irish Lullaby." The recording is entirely in Gaelic. - BS
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