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

  2. Good work...
    May be the best song for children.
    Hush Little Baby

  3. Ah lovely!
    We have our less consumerist version too!
    I think I’ll add this to the end!

    Hush, little baby, don't say a word
    Daddy’s going to catch you a mockingbird
    And if that mockingbird won't sing
    Mummy’s going to mine you a diamond ring
    If that diamond ring won’t shine
    Daddy’s going to wind you a fishing line
    If that fishing line gets broke
    Daddy’s going to put a piggy in a poke
    When that piggy's put put out to grads
    Mummy’s going to get you a looking glass
    If that looking glass can’t see
    Daddy’s going to bounce you on his knee
    And when his knee gets really sore
    Mummy will bounce you even more
    And when you want to go to sleep
    Daddy’s going to herd in a flock of sheep
    And if those sheep all run away
    Mummy’s going to buy you a brand new day