Lie still with thy daddie
Thy mammie has gone to the mill
To get some meal
To bake thee a cake
So hush, my dear baby, lie still.
Here's another version of this song:
Hush-a-bye, babby, lie still with thy daddy;
Thy mammy is gone to the mill
To get some wheat, to make some meat,
So pray, my dear babby, lie still.
Here's a similar Hush-a-bye Baby song:
Daddy is near,
Mammy's a lady,
And that's very clear.
Here's an image from The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (circa 1920), illustrated by Charles Robinson, that goes with the version above:
Kelsey called this "the English version of the Scottish lullaby".
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Kelsey Forbes for contributing the first version of this song in June 2004. The second version and "Hush-a-bye, Baby, Daddy is Near" can be found in Harry's Ladder to Learning (1850). The illustration is from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.
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