Hush Little Baby: Lyrics to the Nursery Rhyme

Hush Little Baby is a favorite for parents and children alike. The lyrics are soothing and calming, and they can help lull a child to sleep. In this blog post, we will provide the lyrics to the song so that you can sing it to your child (or even yourself!) any time you want! We will also provide a brief history of the song. So, hush little baby, don’t say a word…just relax and enjoy these beautiful lyrics.

The history of hush little baby lyrics is interesting. The lyrics were first printed in 1881, in a book called Song Stories for the Kindergarten. The lyrics were written by Margaret Wise Brown and are set to the tune of the traditional folk song “Hush-a-Bye Baby.” The lyrics were popularized in the 1950s when they were recorded by artists such as Paul Robeson and Burl Ives. Today, the lyrics are sung by parents to their children all over the world.

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 won’t pull

Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and bull

And if that cart and bull turnover

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

You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town

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