According to notes given in Tyneside Maritime Chorus Songbook
, The Dustan Lullaby
was collected in from Dustan Village, near Alnwick
from the Thompson Family
repertoire dated in the 1850's. It was still being sung in the village as a lullaby at the time when Ralph Vaughan Williams
was collecting folk-song material.
For a definitive version, at least for my taste, one cannot find better than the beautiful rendering by Benny Graham
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook