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Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
23-Nov-06 - 06:10 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Old German lullaby? - Heitschi-Bumm
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old German lullaby? - Heitschi-Bumm
Heidschi possibly from the verb heien (Bavarian and Franconian) to lull s.o. to sleep, to rock s.o. to sleep; also to fondle. Cf. Heia bed, cradle in childrens' language.
In medieval Salzburg, Austria such a song is proved with haidl bubaidl, later on changed into our heidschi bumbeidschi.

Abstract from the Brothers' Grimm German Dictionary