Mudcat Café message #38014 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70082   Message #38014
Posted By: dick greenhaus
13-Sep-98 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Hush little baby, don't say a word
Subject: RE: lyrics for Mockingbird lullaby
When I first learned the song, from a Kentucky
grandmother back a half-century or so ago, the last
line was:
"you'll be the sweetest li'l baby in town."
rather than
"you'll still be the sweetest l'il baby in town."

Sort of a recognition of a string of improbabilities.