Daily Archives: June 10, 2017

Nursery Rhyme Analysis – Hush Little Baby

This is an old picture of James and me.
I actually like when Mommy sings this to James but I have never taken a good look at the lyrics.
So here we go!


Hush Little Baby

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird
I personally am afraid of birds but it is a nice gesture…

And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
I don’t know that James would appreciate a diamond ring as much as Mommy…

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass
A looking glass? Isn’t that a mirror? What would James do with a mirror?

And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat
How about you skip the goat and buy James a toy boat. Boat still rhymes and it won’t make a mess like a goat.

And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull
I’m veto-ing any bull. It might step on me!

And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover
James doesn’t need a dog named Rover. He has a dog named Gussie.

And if that dog named Rover won’t bark
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart
Both Mommy and I are afraid of horses. A cart would be okay though. James could push me around in it.

And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.
Well, that part is true.