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 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.