Hush a Bye Baby

Hush a Bye Baby

Hush-a-bye, baby,
in the tree top.
When the wind blows,
the cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby,
cradle and all.


The words and origin of this rhyme records a young pilgrim in the Americas seeing how natives hung their children from tree branches. This is thought to be one of the first rhymes created in the Americas.

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