This is used for rocking and entertaining a very small child.

Notes

This song can be found as follows in "Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories, A Book for Bairns and Big Folk" (1904) by Robert Ford:

Shoo shuggie, owre the glen,
Mammie's pet, and daddie's hen.

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Barbara wrote:

"My mother sang 'Shoogie shaggie o'er the glen...' She was born in Edinburgh in 1915 and came to the U.S. in 1928. I sang it to my own babies and will sing it to my grandbabies. In my memory, I associate it more with being pushed on a swing than being sung to sleep."

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You can hear this rhyme here.

You can find other versions of Shoo Shaggy Over the Glen on Mama Lisa's World Blog.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

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