We played this album and Volume 1 at my daughter's birthday party, and the kids had such a good time dancing to it that they asked us to put them both on again...This is definitely an album that will be played over and over again. - ★★★★★ Amazon.co.uk
Super cool and a really fun album! - ★★★★★ PayPlayFM
Really bought this for one song but ended up buying 6 album downloads as they are so well done, sound like folk songs. I like listening so car rides won't be so hard! - ★★★★★ Amazon.co.uk
The tracks here are delivered with an enthusiasm that only a professional misanthrope could fail to smile at, and the saccharine blandness of so many other children's nursery rhyme albums is thankfully missing. - ★★★★☆ Amazon.co.uk
IT WORKS! It helps calm down my son when he is having a tantrum, and soothes him to sleep at bedtime. And me too, if truth be told - this is a very relaxing CD, and we have enjoyed some fantastic mother and baby chill-out time together. What more could any mother want? - ★★★★★ Amazon.co.uk
These instrumental songs are really good if you are looking for something soothing with no voice. My baby reacts really well to all these melodies and putting him to sleep became easier. I would definitely recommend this to anyone! - ★★★★★ Amazon.co.uk
I gave this CD to my daughter as she was having problems getting her little girl to sleep.What a success!It is so relaxing to listen to! Don't play it in the car though! It may have the driver nodding off! - ★★★★★ Amazon.co.uk
Good CD of old playground songs. - ★★★★☆ Amazon.co.uk
A dangerously infectious collection of fun songs for children and adults. Helen Raw's voice is stunning. Listening to her can easily wash away the stresses of the day. This is definitely a must have for parents with grade school aged children, or just people with a fondness for Scottish folk songs. - ★★★★★ Andrea Guy - Mossip
out in germany and i want my kids to keep their scottish roots. classics such as you cannae shove yer granny af the bus etc will help do it. - ★★★★☆ Amazon.co.uk
I bought this for my grandson but it's a great hit with adults and children alike. Sadly most of these songs are not known to many young children today. Good to see them being preserved for everyone. - ★★★★★ Amazon.co.uk
Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn
But where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haystack fast asleep
Dare you waken him?
No not I, for if I do he's sure to cry.
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, formerly the Archbishop of York, and the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England, was known as "Boy Blue". The name came from Wolsey's Blazon of Arms that featured the azure faces of four leopards instead of the traditional scarlet cardinal's robes. Wolsey was the son of an Ipswich butcher, and, as a boy, looked after his father's livestock ("The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn").
Wolsey was wealthy and arrogant ("blowing one's horn"), and made himself indispensable to the King, Henry VIII. His aim in England was absolute monarchy with himself behind the throne (alluded to in the line "where's the boy who look after the sheep?"). In 1527, Henry was trying to get a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, so that he could marry her maid, Anne Boleyn. Wolsey was tasked with seeking a marraige annulment for Henry from the Pope, Clement VII. He made several unsuccessful attempts. By 1529, Anne Boleyn had convinced Henry that Wolsey was deliberately delaying the annulment ("He's under the haystack fast asleep").