The Highland Fairy Lullaby is a warning to mothers not to leave their babies alone because they might be abducted by fairies.

Highland Fairy Lullaby - Scottish Children's Songs - Scotland - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*Blaeberries grow in Scotland (see photo at top of page). They're also called "bilberries". They're darker in color than blueberries and the inside is red or purple.

Other Scottish Words:

Tarn: Lake
Ben: Mountain

A curlew is a type of bird.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

This lullaby was first printed in the Duanaire, edited by D. C. Macpherson (1864). This version of the Highland Fairy Lullaby comes from Goochywahwah's version in his YouTube video.

Photo: Wikipedia