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


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.


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."


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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