“Cannily, Cannily”


"Cannily, cannily, bonnie wee bairnikie, Don't you cry now, my little pet. Hush-a-bye, now, your daddy is sleeping; It's no time tae wauken him yet." Daddy needs his sleep, as soon he will go driving his engine. In time, the child will have its own engine


  1. MacColl-Shuttle, p. 22, "Cannily, Cannily" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 410, "Cannily, Cannily" (1 text)
  3. DT, CANNLY*
  4. BI, FSWB410A


Author: Ewan MacColl
Earliest date: 1954 (MacColl-Shuttle)
Keywords: lullaby work