Hush-a-bye baby

 Hey, kiddies – been lazy this week not posting – sorry! Here’s a rhyme for the babies! Love and feathers, Auntie Goosehush a bye baby_0001

 

Mother Goose version

Alternate version

 

Music

                         

 

History

Is “Hush a bye baby” a Nursery Rhyme or lullaby?

The words and origin of the “Hush a bye baby” rhyme are said to have originated from America. It was the practice of some Native Americans to place a baby in the branches of a tree allowing the wind to gently rock the child to sleep “Hush a bye baby on the treetop”. The meaning to the words of the song “Hush a bye baby” seem to match this explanation. The words to the “Hush a bye baby” song have the intention of making a child sleep it can therefore be correctly described as both a nursery rhyme and a lullaby! The words to the “Hush a bye baby” song were first published in 1765.

Nursery Rhyme & History

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