Hush, Little Baby

Hush, Little Baby is a traditional American folk lullaby, believed to have originated from the Southern United States, by R. Stuart Pigott. The song promises many rewards if baby is quiet. We’ve chosen to substitute “baby” for “Kaylin” and “Mama’s” instead of “I’m” in the lyrics, because that’s the version our mothers sang to us.

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

And if that mockingbird don’t sing,
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass.

And if that looking glass is broke,
Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat,

And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and a bull.

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

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

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

So hush little Baby, don’t you cry.
Your friends loves you and so do I.


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