The School Bag

Song of the Cauld Lad of Hylton


Wae’s me, wae’s me
The acorn is not yet 
Fallen from the tree
That’s to grow the wood,
That’s to make the cradle,
That’s to rock the bairn,
That’s to grow the man,
That’s to lay me.     

Traditional - 16th or 17th century England