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Rocking the Cradle

Rocking the cradle, song / Eileen Keaney, singing in English

Rocking the cradle, song / Eileen Keaney, singing in English

Oh it’s rocking the cradle
It’s rocking the cradle
It’s rocking the cradle
And it’s singing Hee ba

La deedle dee dee dee dee
Deedle dee dee dee
Och it’s rocking the cradle
And singing Hee ba.

Db Item 112I Musictr
Db Item 112I Musictr

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Notes from Hugh Shields

The best known Irish lullaby tune. For other references see L Daiken, The lullaby book (1959:39); JIFS 10 (1912:9); S Henry, Songs of the people (1990: no 630, traditional air with new words); Songs of Aran, ed. S.R. Cowell (1957:Folkways LP P1002) “Antsín, antsín” and “Seo thín seo theo” In The lark in the morning, ed. Diane Hamilton (c.1958:Tradition LP TLP 1004) it is sung to the song of English origin “Rocking the baby that’s none of my own” [?]. Shields Index 338.