There are different versions of this song.


*"Chookie" literally means chicken.
**Sometimes spelled "sole".

Sometimes the ending is "quack, quack, quack".


Alysa wrote: "My nanna passed away a couple of years ago and i am trying to compile all her Scottish nursery rhymes and lullabies she used to sing to us… Nanna was from Dumbarton in Scotland, but moved to New Zealand when she was 4 years old, but still sung all of these with a Scottish accent, it was fantastic!"


Below is how Alysa sent this song originally. She wanted me to change the spelling to the "Scottish" way. That's what I did in the Scots version above. (I followed the most common Scots spelling I could find.)

Wee chookie birdie toll loll loll
Laid a wee eggy on the window sill
The window sill
Began to crack
Wee chookie birdie, roared and grat.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Alysa Wakefield for contributing this song.

Thanks so much!