This palna song is addressed to the child Shivaji. It describes the child's restlessness and the mother's attempts to make him to go sleep.
Shivaji was a Maratha King in the 16th century. He was famous for his chivalry and valour in his fight against the Mughal emperors. He remains a popular hero, especially in Maharashtra. His deeds and exploits are sung about in various heroic genres. He is addressed as Shivray in this song.