“Ballyeamon Cradle Song”


The mother bids her child, "Rest tired eyes a while, sweet is thy baby smile, Angels are guarding and watch o'er thee." Birds sing, fairies dance, "for very love of thee." Mother loves the child, too, and bids him sleep and dream


  1. SHenry H596, pp. 6-7, "Ballyeamon Cradle Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH596


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland