Hush Thee My Dove (Manx Lullaby)


(Folk song from the Isle of Man)

Oh hush thee my dove, oh hush thee my rowan,
Oh hush thee my lapwing, my little brown bird. (repeat)

Oh fold thy wings and seek thy nest now,
Oh shine the berry on the bright tree,
The bird is home from the mountain and valley.

Oh horo hi ri ri.* Cadul gu lo. (repeat)

*calming syllables
**Gaelic for “sleep on” (source)

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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