Mudcat Café message #1193511 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70082   Message #1193511
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
25-May-04 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Hush little baby, don't say a word
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hush little baby, don't say a word
Versions posted here since 1998. A parody, Hush Little Baby 2, also in the DT.

The song goes back to at least 1884. In the Levy Collection, see "Hush Little Baby, Don't You Cry!"
Cho: Hush Little baby, don't you cry,
Or you'll be an angel bye and bye...
Written by F. Belasco (M. H. Rosenfeld), pub. W. F. Shaw, 1884. A comic blackface song originally.