This song is sometimes called "Margaret's Lulaby", because a girl named Margaret made a well-known recording of it.

Bebi Notsa - Creek Children's Songs - Muscogee (Creek) Nation - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Read by Lee Ann Howlett.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Bebi Notsa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This song was sung by a Creek girl named Margaret in the summer of 1943. Margaret attended the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. The song was recorded by Willard Rhodes, Professor of music at Columbia University. He was employed by The Bureau of Indian Affairs to compile a recorded catalogue of Native American Songs.

The recording of Margaret singing this song can be found on "Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings".

Illustration: Walter Satterlee