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LULLABY OF OLD

LITTLE BABY HEAR ME SINGING LULLABY OF OLD, HOURS OF SLUMBER WITHOUT
NUMBER TILL MY TALE IS TOLD, ONCE AN OLD MAN AND HIS GOOD WIFE LIVIN
ALL ALONE LABOR EVER COMPLAIN NEVER SIREEN WAS THEIR HOME AND ON A
MOUNTAIN HE TOILED DAILY GATHERIN FAGGOTS DRY, LIKE ALL WOMEN
WASHED LINEN IN A CREEK NEAR BY MMMMMMMMMMMMM
THIS IS DONE UNTIL
BABY IS ALL THE WAY ASLEEP.

Submitter comment: I WAS TOLD THAT THIS LULLABY COMES FROM CHINA AND SHE LEARNED IT
WHEN SHE WAS 8 YEARS OLD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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