Lie still little thing
by Ann Cowdrey
Lie still little thing no more whimpering listen while I sing and make less noise.
In your Granny's day people used to say
thieves will take away all crying boys.
Now your being good I see so the thieve won't hear you. You are very safe with me I will stay quite near you. Oh what would I do if that tale were true no one will have you my best of joys.
I remember my Mother singing this in the early 1950,s Just wondered where it came from.