Three Craws

Three craws sat upon a waw, 
Sittin on a waw, sittin on a waw, 
Three craws sat upon a waw, 
On a cauld and frosty mornin.

The first craw wis greetin for his maw,
Greetin for his maw, greetin for his maw, 
The first craw wis greetin for his maw, 
On a cauld and frosty mornin.

The second craw fell and broke his jaw, 
Fell and broke his jaw, fell and broke his jaw, 
The second craw fell and broke his jaw, 
On a cauld and frosty mornin.

The third craw couldnae flee at aw, 
Couldnae flee at aw, couldnae flee at aw, 
The third craw couldnae flee at aw, 
On a cauld and frosty mornin.

The fourth craw wisnae there at aw, 
Wisnae there at aw, wisnae there at aw, 
Wisnae there at aw, 
On a cauld and frosty mornin.

You can sing this to baby, cradled in your arms or on your lap, with lots of eye contact and facial expression.

Highlight the counting aspect of the song, holding up three fingers from the start, curling two down to leave one raised as you sing ‘The first craw…’, raising a second for ‘The second craw…’ etc

Talk about the Scots words in the song, check to make sure they understand them and talk about other Scots words they may know.