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TITLE
Ali Bally Bee
EXTERNAL ID
PC_CHRISTINASTEWART_BAIRNSKIST_02
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
unknown/traditional
SOURCE
Christina Stewart
ASSET ID
2507
KEYWORDS
children
singing
music
audio
action songs
nursery rhymes
Scots
childhood

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'Ali Bally Bee' is a traditional Scottish children's song. It is arranged and sung here by Christina Stewart, a performer and teacher of traditional Scottish songs.

Ali Bally, Ali Bally Bee,
Sittin on your mammy's knee
Waitin for a wee bawbee
Tae buy some Coulter's candy

Ali Bally, Ali Bally Bee,
When you grown up you'll go to sea
Makin pennies for your daddy an me
Tae buy some Coulter's candy

Poor wee Jeannie's gettin awfu thin
A ruckle o banes covered up wi skin
Soon she'll get a double chin
Sookin Coulter's candy

Mammy gie me a thrifty doon
The candy man is comin roon
Wi a basket sittin on his croon
Sellin Coulter's candy

The song is included in Christina Stewart's CD, 'Bairn's Kist', a collection of traditional Scottish songs designed to encourage adults to sing, play and connect with young children. Christina, a native of Inverness, studied traditional song as part of her university degree. She now works with all age groups, teaching and performing traditional songs.

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Ali Bally Bee

2000s

children; singing; music; audio; action songs; nursery rhymes; Scots; childhood

Christina Stewart

Bairn's Kist (CD)

'Ali Bally Bee' is a traditional Scottish children's song. It is arranged and sung here by Christina Stewart, a performer and teacher of traditional Scottish songs.<br /> <br /> Ali Bally, Ali Bally Bee,<br /> Sittin on your mammy's knee<br /> Waitin for a wee bawbee<br /> Tae buy some Coulter's candy<br /> <br /> Ali Bally, Ali Bally Bee,<br /> When you grown up you'll go to sea<br /> Makin pennies for your daddy an me<br /> Tae buy some Coulter's candy<br /> <br /> Poor wee Jeannie's gettin awfu thin<br /> A ruckle o banes covered up wi skin<br /> Soon she'll get a double chin<br /> Sookin Coulter's candy<br /> <br /> Mammy gie me a thrifty doon<br /> The candy man is comin roon<br /> Wi a basket sittin on his croon<br /> Sellin Coulter's candy<br /> <br /> The song is included in Christina Stewart's CD, 'Bairn's Kist', a collection of traditional Scottish songs designed to encourage adults to sing, play and connect with young children. Christina, a native of Inverness, studied traditional song as part of her university degree. She now works with all age groups, teaching and performing traditional songs.