Baloo Baleerie is one of my favourite Scottish lullabies. In our children’s classes we use songs from all over the world, but try to select most of our repertoire from the ethnic backgrounds of the children present, so that they have strong cultural links to their past. Like so many Australians I have convict heritage, specifically from Scotland. I imagine my great great great grandparents may have been sung this beautiful lullaby as children.
Here it is (sped up a little to fit the whole thing into the video) so feel free to learn it, then take it nice and easy at home.