Is the worst lullaby ever. If the bird doesn't sing I'll buy you a diamond ring? Yeah right. For one, I'm pretty sure that's a serious choking hazard and for two, ain't nobody got money for that.
Just take a look for yourself.
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. Daddy loves you and so do I.
When you hear the lullaby you might not be noticing it but it comes down to one very simple request. Please be quiet. This is such a common phrase that you probably don't think anything about it. But the truth is that is one of the classic ways to try and calm a baby down. If you read over each line you will see that it is all about going to sleep. And yet you see it everywhere, used for everything. It is as if hush little baby don't say a word, mama's gonna buy you an anything that rhymes! Is just a rhym that says everything it needs to say. And that means it says nothing at all.
So if you are looking for ways to make up verses to the lullaby just remember there is an even better one...
Wheels on the Bus is the best for made up lyrics. "The babies on the bus go to sleep now/to sleep now/to sleep now/ the babies on the bus go to sleep now/ oh my god please". I make up random songs all the time. The wheels on the bus has become "The Animals at the zoo" when I run out of animals I start doing mythical creatures.
Has anyone else noticed that most nursery rhymes are morbid? Like, Rock-a-Bye Baby.. My word. My child will turn out just as well hearing Biggie Smalls instead. Please fogive the rambling. I am so tired.