Maggie Williamson SA1972.99.7
A pleasant little dandling song. Thanks to Mimie Cogle and others for providing the text. This may be very free version of the Scots song known as Bee-baw-babbity or Bab at the Bowster (Roud index no. 8722).
We’ll be pleased to learn from any Shetlander what the reference to ‘city’ might mean in this context.
Ba, ba, bitty, Minnie’s geen ta city [Grannie’s gone]
Fur ta pluck and fur ta poo and fur ta gadder lambs ‘oo [For to] [wool]
Fur ta buy a bullskin to row peerie baby in.