lullabies


lullabies
   England does not have a large stock of traditional lullabies, or at least they have not been documented as such. It has probably always been the case that many parents simply use any sufficiently soothing tune which they happen to know. Nevertheless, two which are still generally known are 'Hush-a-bye baby' (or 'Rock-a-bye baby') and 'Cry Baby Bunting', both of which first appear in print in the late 18th century. Two less well-known lullabies are:
   Sleep like a lady (or gentleman) You shall have milk When the cows come home Father is the butcher Mother cooks the meat Johnnie rocks the cradle While baby goes to sleep
   (Newmarket, Cambridgeshire; Folk-Lore 25 (1914), 364).
   Sleep bonnie bairnie, behind the castle By! By! By! By!
   Thou shalt have a golden apple By! By! By! By!
   (Newcastle; JFSS 5 (1915), 121)
   The nurse who sang the latter 'used to sing the By! By! With the greatest energy, accenting each By! By clapping her hand vigorously on her knee and beating her foot on the floor, in a way that any one but an infant would have considered the reverse of soothing'. See Opie for a general discussion of lullabies and some further variants.
   ■ Opie and Opie, 1997: 17-18, 69-73; Evelyn Carrington, 'Folk Lullabies', Fraser's Magazine 103 (1881), 87-99; Leslie Daiken, The Lullaby Book (1959); 'Three Northern Lullabies', JFSS 5 (1915), 117-21.

A Dictionary of English folklore. . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lullabies — is an EP by the Scottish rock group Cocteau Twins, released on 4AD records on 1st November 1982. The EP features three non album tracks and was released just a few months after their debut album. The EP featured louder and more driving sound than …   Wikipedia

  • Lullabies (EP) — Infobox Album | Name = Lullabies Type = EP Artist = Cocteau Twins Released = October 01, 1982 Recorded = Palladium Studios, Edinburgh Genre = Alternative Length = 16:14 Label = 4AD BAD213 Producer = Cocteau Twins Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia

  • lullabies — ➡ nursery rhymes * * * …   Universalium

  • lullabies — lull·a·by || lÊŒlÉ™baɪ n. soothing song sung to children at bedtime v. lull with a lullaby, sing lullaby to an infant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lullabies to Paralyze — Studioalbum von Queens of the Stone Age Veröffentlichung 21. März 2005 Aufnahme August–November 2004 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lullabies to Paralyze — Álbum de estudio de Queens of the Stone Age Publicación 21 de marzo de 2005 Grabación agosto noviembre de 2004 en Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lullabies of Birdland — Lullabies of Birdland …   Википедия

  • Lullabies For The Dormant Mind — Lullabies for the Dormant Mind …   Википедия

  • Lullabies To Paralyze — Album par Queens of the Stone Age Sortie 21 mars 2005 (Europe) 22 mars 2005 (États Unis) Enregistrement Août Novembre 2004 à Van Nuys, Californie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lullabies from the Axis of Evil — (Berceuses des pays de l Axe du Mal) est une collection de berceuses traditionnelles chantées par des chanteuses d Irak, d Iran, de la Corée du Nord, de la Syrie, de la Libye, du Cuba, de l Afghanistan et de la Palestine, accompagnées en duo par… …   Wikipédia en Français