Sunday, May 1, 2011

A version of Hush Little Baby with less consumerism

You may have heard this before, but when I heard an old roommate singing it to her little girl, I just thought it was so sweet.  I finally got around to looking up the full lyrics; I almost began to cry.

Hush little baby don't say a word,
Mama's gonna show you a hummingbird

If that hummingbird won't fly
Mama's gonna show you the evening sky

When the night time shadows fall
Mama's gonna hear the crickets call

As their song drifts from afar
Mama's gonna show you a shooting star

As that star drops out of view
Mama's gonna read a book with you

When that story has been read
Mama's gonna get your warm bedspread

If that quilt begins to wear
Mama's gonna find your teddy bear

If that teddy bear won't hug
Mama's gonna catch you a lightening bug
 

If that lightening bug won't glow
Mama's gonna find you an old banjo

If that banjo's out of tune
Mama's gonna show you the harvest moon

While that moon drifts from the sky
Mama's gonna sing you a lullaby

1 comment:

  1. I loved to sing this song to my son when he was a baby...thanks for posting the words!

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