Mudcat Café message #1268976 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70036   Message #1268976
Posted By: Tinker
10-Sep-04 - 10:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Baby Owlet
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baby Owlet
My computer has been freezing and otherwise not co-operating lately. I learnt the song in the 1970's at Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis Massachusetts. The words I learnt were almost identical to Q's September 8th post. We sang the second section as a chorus and it had become Tetra Kwa Kwa Kwa (3x)
            Baby Owlet, poor little owlet
            He is tired from crying so.

It was refered to as a "forth encampment song" The camp has been in continuous operation since 1918, and it was considered "one of the old ones" that was still used at closing ceremonies and of course as a lullabye to get campers to sleep.

Thanks Q for giving me a time frame for when it might have joined the song lists.