Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Sallikin Cloud's Lullaby

Mediaeval cot and rattle reproduction from Walraversijde archaeological site - by user JoJan at Wikimedia Commons - released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Licence.

Reproduction of mediaeval cot and rattle c. 1465, from the archaeological site of Walraversijde in Belgium. By user JoJan at Wikimedia Commons, released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Licence.


A lullaby from Langdale in the Kateverse. It says quite a lot about the singer, who almost certainly invented these lyrics, but quite a lot more about local conditions before the anti-feudalist Rising.

Sallikin Cloud's Lullaby

Daddy's down the booze hole.
Gods are in the sky.
Everyone who'd hurt you -
None of 'em are nigh.

Squires are in their castle.
Wolves are in their wood.
Walls are round about us -
We are hidden good.

Don't you know I love you?
Don't you know I'm strong?
Nightmare's not to fear, dear,
With your Sis along.

Sleep, you little silly -
I will hold your hand.
Lie all night till daylight,
In a better land!

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