Dandling Songs : Dance, Baby / Little Boy Blue

from by Jackie Oates

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Two short 'dandling' songs : songs designed to be sung while dancing your baby on your knee. The words are taken from The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book collected by Iona and Peter Opie (1955) from a selection of songs specifically for dandling. I have adjusted the words slightly and matched them to to of my favourite Swedish songs/polskas, 'Det Brenner En Eld' (a love song meaning 'A Fire Is Burning') and 'Handskarna Du Gav Mig' to make them meet the needs of traditional dandling songs. Thanks to Kate Fletcher for the inspiration.


from Lullabies, released March 18, 2013



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Jackie Oates Wallingford, UK

Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has attracted increasing attention.

She is a member of the Imagined Village collective and has released five albums - Jackie Oates, The Violet Hour (winner of two BBC Radio 2 Folk awards), Hyperboreans, Saturnine and Lullabies.
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