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HUSH LITTLE BABY (2)
HUSH, L'IL BABY


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Peter 11 Nov 96 - 12:03 PM
Albert.hansell@bentley.com 11 Nov 96 - 04:42 PM
ggolgar@cello.gina.calstate.edu 12 Nov 96 - 03:32 AM
Bill Day 13 Nov 96 - 10:46 PM
dick greenhaus 14 Nov 96 - 06:08 PM
GUEST,me 22 Nov 07 - 05:31 PM
GUEST,jenny 16 Apr 08 - 03:30 PM
GUEST 28 Aug 09 - 01:03 AM
GUEST 02 Sep 09 - 07:26 PM
GUEST 13 Oct 09 - 10:37 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 13 Oct 09 - 04:01 PM
GUEST 23 Oct 12 - 01:08 AM
GUEST,000 23 Oct 12 - 04:13 AM
GUEST 02 Sep 21 - 02:08 PM
Steve Shaw 02 Sep 21 - 07:35 PM
leeneia 03 Sep 21 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,Dana 04 Nov 21 - 03:52 PM
Joe_F 04 Nov 21 - 05:29 PM
leeneia 05 Nov 21 - 12:43 AM
Joe Offer 05 Nov 21 - 11:37 PM
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Subject: Lyric request: Mockingbird
From: Peter
Date: 11 Nov 96 - 12:03 PM

I have a special request:

A close friend of mine just had a baby and wants to sing the song mockingbird to him. I am not sure of all the words to it. If anyone can help me out I'd appreciate it:

"Everybody have you heard, Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird And if that mockingbird don't sing Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring..."

-Peter psak@accumem.com


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: Mockingbird
From: Albert.hansell@bentley.com
Date: 11 Nov 96 - 04:42 PM

It's on DT called HUSH, L'IL BABY.

You'll also find a version in Rise Up Singing.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: Mockingbird
From: ggolgar@cello.gina.calstate.edu
Date: 12 Nov 96 - 03:32 AM

Hush little baby, don't say a word, Momma's gonna buy you a mockingbird.

If that mockingbird don't sing, Momma's gonna buy you a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring turns brass Momma's gonna buy you a looking glass.

If that looking glass get's broke Momma's gonna buy you a cart and goat.

If that cart and goat turn over, Momma's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.

If that dog named Rover don't sound You're still the sweetest little baby in town.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: Mockingbird
From: Bill Day
Date: 13 Nov 96 - 10:46 PM

If that looking glass get's broke Momma's gonna buy you a Billy goat

If that Billy goat wont pull, Momma's gonna buy you a cart and bull

If that cart and bull turn over, Mama's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.

If that dog named Rover don't bark,Mama's gonna buy you a horse and cart.

If that horse and cart fall down,You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.

(needed another line and a couple others rearranged...I think this is close to the orig., although, we always sang "papa"


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: Mockingbird
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 14 Nov 96 - 06:08 PM

Bill- Way I heard it was ... "If that horse and cart fall down, You'll be the sweetest little baby in town."

reflecting a "when cockle shells turn silver bells" or a "when hell freezes over" philosophy.


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Subject: RE: Lyric request: Mockingbird
From: GUEST,me
Date: 22 Nov 07 - 05:31 PM

And if the diamond ring wont shin,
mommas gonna buy you a bottle of wine

and if the bottle of wine will crack,
mommas gonna buy you a cadillac,

and if the cadillac wont go,
mommas gonna take you to the broadway show

????????????????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: GUEST,jenny
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 03:30 PM

Hush little baby dont say a word mummys gonna buy you a mocking bird
and if that mocking bird dont sing mummy's going to buy a diamond ring
If that diamond ring is brass mummy's going to buy you a looking glass and if that looking glass gets broke mummy's going to buy you a billy goat.
If that billy goat falls down you neednt worry cause youre still th sweetest little Girl/boy in town.

I have been singing this version to my kids/granchildren for some 30 years now and I got it out of a nursery rhyme book.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 01:03 AM

Hush, little baby, don't say a word,
Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.

And if that mockingbird don't sing,
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring don't shine,
Papa's gonna buy you a fishing line.

And if that fishing line don't float,
Papa's gonna buy you a billy goat.

And if that billy goat don't pull,
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and bull.

And if that cart and bull won't go,
Papa's gonna buy you a cow named Flo.

And if that cow don't have a bell,
Papa's gonna to buy you a carousel.

And if that carousel won't go 'round,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 07:26 PM

Hush, little baby, don't you cry,
Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.

And if that mockingbird won't sing,
Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring won't shine,
Mama's gonna buy you a big valentine.

And if that valentine doesn't rhyme,
it's bound to be near your bedtime.

So go to sleep little baby because when you wake up everything will be just fine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 10:37 AM

Hush little baby, don't you cry,
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 don't shine,
Mama's gonna give you a silver dime.

And if that silver dime don't pay,
Mama's gonna buy you a stack of hay.

And if that stack of hay don't burn,
Mama's gonna buy you a butter turn.

And if that butter turn don't crank,
Mama's gonna buy you an Army Tank.

And if that Army tank don't roll,
Mama's gonna buy you a can of Skoal.

And if that can of Skoal don't dip,
Mama's gonna buy you a potato chip.

And if that potato chip is flat,
Mama's gonna get her money back!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 04:01 PM

butter churn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 01:08 AM

Hush little baby don't say a word.
Mom mad gonna buy you a mocking bird.
And if that mocking bird don't sing,
Mommas gonna but you a diamond ring.
And that diamond ring don't shine,
Mommas gonna buy you a bottle of wine.
And if that bottle of wine turns black,
Mommas gonna buy you a Cadillac.
And if that Cadillac don't run,
Mommas gonna buy you a BB gun.
And if that BB gun don't shoot, ???? Don't know
The rest.   Srry but don't know bout all this
Brass shit. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: GUEST,000
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 04:13 AM

There are several versions of the song, but the most common lyrics are:

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 gets broke,
Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat,
And if that billy goat doesn't pull,
Mama's gonna buy you a cart and 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 cart.
And if that horse and cart fall down,
Well you'll still be the sweetest baby in town.

from Wikipedia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 21 - 02:08 PM

Hush little baby donít say a word mamas gonna buy you a mockingbird,

if that mockingbird donít sing mamas gonna buy you a diamond ring,

and if that diamond ring donít shine mamas gonna buy you a fishing line,

and if that fishing line gets broke, mamas gonna buy you a billy goat,

and if that billy goat wonít pull, mamas gonna buy you a cart and bull,

and if that cart and bull donít go, mamas gonna buy you a garden hoe,

and if that garden hoe donít dig, mamas gonna buy you a guinea pig,

and if that guinea pig runs away, mama still loves you anyways!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Sep 21 - 07:35 PM

Ye gods, for me this just has to be Carly Simon and James Taylor duetting. Utterly and totally groovy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: leeneia
Date: 03 Sep 21 - 12:09 PM

My version starts in the usual way, except change Mama below into Papa.

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 gets broke,
Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat,

THEN

If that billy goat gets boney,
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and pony.
If that pony runs away,
Papa's gonna buy you another some day.
=========
I think I learned this in grade school in the 1950's. I like it because bringing Papa in gives the baby a whole family, and the promise that Papa can buy another pony gives the baby security.


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Subject: ADD Version: Hush Little Baby
From: GUEST,Dana
Date: 04 Nov 21 - 03:52 PM

Hello there,
I grew up in the southern states of USA and Iíll share with you the way the song was sang to me as a child. However, oddly enough the lyrics are rather inappropriate for a baby, so I did not carry the tradition on down with my own children. But I have a good laugh to myself when I think of the words of this song the way I grew up hearing it. Here it goes:
    HUSH LITTLE BABY

    Hush little baby donít say a word
    Papaís gonna buy you a mockingbird
    And if that mockingbird donít sing
    Papaís gonna buy you a diamond ring
    And if that diamond ring donít shine
    Papaís gonna buy you a bottle of wine
    And if that bottle of wine gets broke
    Papaís gonna buy you a billy goat
    And if that billy goat runs away
    Papaís gonna buy you a Chevrolet
    And if that Chevrolet donít run
    Papaís gonna buy you a BB gun
    And if that BB gun donít shoot
    Papaís gonna buy you a swimming suit
    And if that swimming suit donít fit
    Papaís gonna say, ďDog gone it I quit!Ē

Lol! And that is the way I grew up hearing this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: Joe_F
Date: 04 Nov 21 - 05:29 PM

Oh. I thought you meant Listen to the Mockingbird.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mockingbird
From: leeneia
Date: 05 Nov 21 - 12:43 AM

I just listened carefully to this YouTube, the Four Lads singing "The Mockingbird" of 1952. When I heard this as a kid, I mostly noticed the noisy ending. Now I notice the beautiful harmony and the togetherness of the first half. Notice of the power in that bass voice.

Give it a listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjDA8_g0AbU


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Subject: ADD Parody: Hush Little Baby
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Nov 21 - 11:37 PM

And from Elizabeth Block, Queen of Parodies:



another version, provenance unknown

HUSH LITTLE BABY

Hush little baby, don't say a word
Papa's gonna buy you a Thunderbird

And if you send that T-Bird back
Papa's gonna buy you a Cadillac

And if that Caddy don't suit you
Papa's gonna buy you a Ferrari too

And if that Ferrari's not your car
Papa's gonna buy you a Jag-u-ar

And if that Jaguar's not your choice
Papa's gonna buy you a new Rolls Royce

And if you turn that Rolls Royce down
You can damn well walk around town


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