Hush Little Baby Lyrics

Here’s a great lullaby, but I have to confess that I didn’t know the real words past the first 2 versus!  It’s one of those things where you think you know it until you start singing it.  Here are the Hush Little Baby Lyrics written out in case you forgot them as well.  You can keep the original Papa wording or change it to Mama, Mommy, or Daddy so it sounds more personal.

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird

And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass

And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat

And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and a bull

And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover

And if that dog named Rover won’t bark
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and a cart

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

 

I’ve actually seen a bunch of different versions while researching this, but I believe the one above is the traditional one.  I know this isn’t quite the version I remember hearing as a kid.  I just remember the first 3 versus and the 3rd one was ‘if that diamond ring don’t shine, Papa’s gonna love you til the end of time’. 

This is one of those songs that you can make your own though by coming up with things that rhyme.  I really love the version Nick Lachey did where he added some lyrics to modernize it.

 

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird,

if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papas gonna buy you a diamond ring

hush, little buddy, don’t make a noise,
Daddy’s gonna buy you some brand new toys

if your sweet with some good luck,
Daddy’s gonna buy you a fire truck

if that fire truck should stall,
Daddy’s gonna buy you a basketball

if that basketball goes flat,
Daddy’s gonna buy you a baseball bat

if that baseball bat won’t sway,
Daddy’s gonna buy you a boomerang

if that boomerang falls to the ground,
you’ll still be the coolest kid around.

 

Click here to go back to the full list of lullaby lyrics or check out my post on Playing Music and White Noise