Hush Little Baby lyrics

Lullaby lyrics for your sleepiest grandbaby.

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Hush little baby don’t say a word

Papa’s gonna buy you a mocking bird

And if that mocking bird don’t sing
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

And if that diamond ring gets broke
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat

And if that billy goat don’t pull
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull

And if that cart and bull turn over
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover

And if that dog named Rover won’t bark
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart

And if that horse and cart fall down
You’ll still be the sweetest baby in town.

Southern U.S. traditional lullaby

Alternate Version

Hush little baby don’t say a word
Grandma’s gonna to buy you a mocking bird

If that mocking bird don’t sing
Grandma’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

If that diamond ring don’t shine
Grandma’s gonna buy you a five and dime

If that five and dime goes broke
Grandma’s going to buy you a billy goat

If that billy goat won’t butt
Grandma’s going to buy you a scraggily ol’ mutt

If that scraggily ol’ mutt won’t bite,
Grandma’s just going have to teach you how to fight!

Submitted by Joyce Siedentop from Wall, NJ

“Not quite as sweet an innocence as the original, but my littlest granddaughter just loves it!”

Alternate Version

Hush, little baby. Don’t say a word. Mama’s going to buy you a mocking bird.

And if that mocking bird won’t sing, Mama’s going to buy you a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring turns brass, Mama’s going to buy you a looking glass.

If that looking glass gets broke, Mama’s going to buy you a billy goat.

If that billy goat won’t pull, Mama’s going to buy you a cart and bull.

If that cart and bull turns over, Mama’s going to buy a dog named Rover.

If that dog named Rover won’t bark, Mama’s going to buy you a horse and cart

If that horse and cart falls down, You’ll still be the sweetest one in town.

Looking for the perfect gift for the singing tyke in your life? Check out The Laurie Berkner Band’s “Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs” set. This two-disc, 57 song set is perfect for hours of fun singing along to classics such as I’ve Been Working on the Railroad and Old King Cole.

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