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Definitive lyrics to Mocking Bird?

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BroccoliSpears Thu 18-Sep-08 21:21:46

Hush little baby don't say a word,
Papa's gonna buy you a Mocking Bird...

Have been googling the lyrics and finding all sorts that I don't remember.

A dog called Rover? Noooooo.
A lollipop? hmm

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Sep-08 21:23:22

if that mocking bird gets broke, papas gonna buy you a billy goat.

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Sep-08 21:23:50

If that billy goat tummbles over pappa gonna buy you a dog named rover.

poppy34 Thu 18-Sep-08 21:24:18

can't you just do the time honoured mum thing and make them up...Its taken me thirty years to realise my grandma stripped out the jesus referencesin little bird wink

moondog Thu 18-Sep-08 21:24:19

Dusty Springfield's version is the best.

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Sep-08 21:24:26

If that dog named rover dont' bark, papas gona buy you a horse and cart.

SoupDragon Thu 18-Sep-08 21:24:30

It's If that mocking bird don't sing, papas going to ring it#s f-ing neck.

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Sep-08 21:25:20

If that horse and cart tummbles down, you'llstill be the best little baby in town.

I don't think there were any lolipops. hmm

BroccoliSpears Thu 18-Sep-08 21:27:49

If that Mocking Bird don'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.

Then... wasn't there a mine that didn't yield? And a barley field?

Going to Youtube Dusty now.

WilfSell Thu 18-Sep-08 21:30:16

I have always sung my own with no idea what the original meant, as lullabies, every night thinking 'what the fuck is this supposed to be about?'

Still sends em to sleep though

mocking bird... sing

diamond ring.... shine

railway line... break

birthday cake... rise

kiss your two blue eyes...

angrypixie Thu 18-Sep-08 21:31:12

mocking bird don't sing - diamond ring
ring turns brass - looking glass
looking glass gets broke - billy goat
billy goat falls over???? - dog named rover
Dog named rover won't bark - horse and cart
If that horse and cart breaks down
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town

BigTeuchLittleTeuch Thu 18-Sep-08 21:33:19

mocking bird don't sing - diamond ring
diamond ring turns to brass - looking glass
lokking glass gets broke - billy goat
billy goat runs away - another day hmm

EachPeachPearMum Fri 19-Sep-08 11:28:21

We use Teuch's version too.
It's an odd song though, isn't it?

trockodile Fri 19-Sep-08 13:56:02

this is nice by Allan Ahlberg.

It is generally the version i sing and lovely illustrations.

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