Where does this lullaby come from?

The United Kingdom

Additional Information

A quintessential Northumbrian lullaby – this song is a mother complaining about her baby’s irregular sleeping habits. The word ‘canny’ in the Northumbrian dialect has a dozen uses, but here it refers to a baby (bairn) being awake and fussy (canny) at night, then well behaved (bonny) in the morning.

Contributed by Huw Adamson

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