The Best of Mrs. Bruce's Boys

The Best of Mrs. Bruce's Boys

Greentrax Records - CDTRAX385

CAN YE SEW CUSHIONS (Trad arr. F&I Bruce)

 

 

 

O can ye sew cushions, an’ can ye sew sheets,
An’ can ye sing ballaloo when the bairn’s greet?
It’s hie and baw birdie, it’s hie and baw lamb,
And it’s hie and baw, birdie, my bonnie wee lamb.

 

Chorus:

Hie-Ho, how-ho what will I do wi’ ye? 

Black’s the life that I lead wi’ ye
Money oh ‘I’ve, little for to gi’ ye, 

Hie-Ho, how ho, what will I do wi’ ye?

 

Sing Rock-a-bye Lambie, and Ba-la-loo Dear
Sing rock-a-bye Lambie, yer Daddies no here
And the high wind is raging, yer Daddies heart sair
And the high wind is raging, an ye dinna care

 

Sing Rock-a-bye Lambie, and Ba-la-loo Dear
An’ ye dinna mind when yer Daddies no here.
For your rockin’ sae gently, on yer Mammies warm knee
While I’m awa rockin’ upon the salt sea

 

O can ye sew cushions, an’ can ye sew sheets,
An’ can ye sing ballaloo when the bairn’s greet?
It’s hie and baw birdie, it’s hie and baw lamb,
And it’s hie and baw, birdie, my bonnie wee lamb.

 

Other verses to this song are:

The wild wind is ravin’, thy minnies hearts sair
The wild wind is ravin’, but ye dinna care
And hie and baw birdie, and hie and baw lamb,
And it’s hie and baw, birdie, my bonnie wee lamb.