Lullaby of an Infant Chief

Original Text: 
Terry's dramatization of Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering (1815).
1  O hush thee, my babie, thy sire was a knight,
2Thy mother a lady, both lovely and bright;
3The woods and the glens, from the towers which we see,
4They all are belonging, dear babie, to thee.
5        O ho ro, i ri ri, cadul gu lo,
6        O ho ro, i ri ri, cadul gu lo.
7  O fear not the bugle, though loudly it blows,
8It calls but the warders that guard thy repose;
9Their bows would be bended, their blades would be red,
10Ere the step of a foeman drew near to thy bed.
11        O ho ro, i ri ri, cadul gu lo,
12        O ho ro, i ri ri, cadul gu lo.
13  O hush thee, my babie, the time soon will come
14When thy sleep shall be broken by trumpet and drum;
15Then hush thee, my darling, take rest while you may,
16For strife comes with manhood, and waking with day.
17        O ho ro, i ri ri, cadul gu lo,
18        O ho ro, i ri ri, cadul gu lo.
Publication Start Year: 
1815
RPO poem Editors: 
J. D. Robins
RPO Edition: 
2RP 2.139.
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