(Traditional American Lyrics)

Hush, little baby, don't say a word.
Papa's going to buy you a mocking bird.
And if that mocking bird don't sing,
Papa's going to buy you a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring is brass,
Papa's going to buy you a looking glass.
If that looking glass gets broke,
Papa's going to buy you a billy goat.

If that billy goat don't pull,
Papa's going buy you a cart and bull.
If that cart and bull turn over,
Papa's going to buy a dog named Rover.

If that dog named Rover don't bark,
Papa's going to buy you a horse and cart
If that horse and cart fall down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.


Lyrics submitted by vphi

The Mockingbird Song (Hush Little Baby) song meanings
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    General CommentLooks like the words came from kids. To make the lullaby singer's voice sweeter the words are to please, not a baby, but a 6 years old girl (with diamond ring and looking glass) and boy (with a dog named Rover). The word play is like Mother Goose Rhymes. If this be used as lullaby, it will be by a kid baby-sitter, not by an adult like the baby's mother.
    vphion September 20, 2009   Link

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