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.

History:

Category: lullabies

The anonymous author of this nursery rhyme may have written this rhyme as a warning to those wo strive to climb so high they eventually fall.

Best historical records show a young pilgrim wrote this rhyme after seeing how Indians hung their infants on tree branches. This is thought to be the first poem created on American soil.


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