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Posted By: Charley Noble
25-May-04 - 06:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Hush little baby, don't say a word
Subject: LYR.ADD.: Hush little baby-3
My mother's parody of this lullaby is in a class by itself. I would hope that people wouldn't take it too seriously. However, I'm sure many a babysitter would enjoy humming this version of the ditty. Rosalie Sorrel used to refer to this kind of song as a "Hostile Baby Song":

Words by Dahlov Ipcar, Circa 1970
Parody of "Hush Little Baby"

Hush, Little Baby-3

Hush, little baby, don't you cry;
Mama's gonna pock you in the eye;
If that pock in the eye don't hurt,
Mama's gonna rub your face in the dirt;

If that dirt don't make you sore,
Mama's gonna wallop you some more;
If that walloping don't make you sick,
Mama's gonna whack you with a stick.

If that whacking don't break some bones,
Mama's gonna hit you with some stones;
If those stones don't hurt you none,
Mama's gonna shoot you with a gun.

If that gun don't kill you dead,
Mama's gonna bash you in the head;
If that bashin' seems like fun,
You're sure a tough little son-of-a-gun!

Charley Noble