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The mocking bird

Language: English

Hush, little baby, don't say a word;
Poppa's gonna buy you a mocking bird.
If that mocking bird can't sing,
Poppa's gonna buy you a diamond ring.
If that diamond ring turns to brass
Poppa's gonna buy you a looking glass.
If that looking glass gets broke,
Poppa's gonna buy you a billy goat.
If that billy goat don't pull,
Poppa's gonna buy you a cart and bull.
If that cart and bull turn over,
Poppa's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
If that dog named Rover won't bark,
Poppa's gonna buy you a horse and cart.
If that horse and cart fall down,
You'll be the sweetest little one in town.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2011-05-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:23
Line count: 16
Word count: 113

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