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Thread #70082   Message #2968090
Posted By: MissouriMud
18-Aug-10 - 04:19 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Hush little baby, don't say a word
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hush little baby, don't say a word
Of course there is also the southern appalachian "adult" version with a different tune - Say Darlin Say - which starts off with many of the same verses but phrased differently ("Hush little darlin don't say a word, I'm gonna buy you a mocking bird" etc) - and then progresses into a couple of verses about getting married and lying drunk in the shade