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English translation: I believe this is a "cradle song"...

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18:20 Nov 20, 2001
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Education / Pedagogy / Education
English term or phrase: baloo Lammy
I will be interpreting in Sign language this Scotish Christmas somg titled "Baloo Lammy" I need to know what it means.
June
English translation:I believe this is a "cradle song"...
Explanation:
"lammy" means "little lamb," "little child", while "baloo" or "balow" can mean "lullaby." I think it has a lulling sound that seems appropriate to put the child to bed.

The OED says "baloo" may come from French "bas le loup" = "Down w. the wolf" but warns that this is "mere conjecture without any known historical basis"!!!

Floriana
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4 +3I believe this is a "cradle song"...
Floriana


  

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I believe this is a "cradle song"...


Explanation:
"lammy" means "little lamb," "little child", while "baloo" or "balow" can mean "lullaby." I think it has a lulling sound that seems appropriate to put the child to bed.

The OED says "baloo" may come from French "bas le loup" = "Down w. the wolf" but warns that this is "mere conjecture without any known historical basis"!!!

Floriana

Floriana
United States
Local time: 05:27
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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agree  Liv Bliss: Floriana to the rescue!
11 hrs
  -> You didn't know I spoke Scottish! Well, I don't, but I have a friend who's a professional bagpiper!

agree  Robert Donahue
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agree  xxxgtreyger
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