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Hush-a-bye
Don't you cry
Go to sleepy little baby
Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake
You shall have
All the pretty little horsies
All the pretty little horsies

Blacks and bays
Dapples and greys
All the pretty little horsies

Way down yonder
In the meadow
Lies a poor little lamby
Bees and butterflies
Flitting round his eyes
Poor little thing is crying
"Mammy"

Go to sleep
Don't you cry
Rest your head upon the clover
Rest your head upon the clover
In your dreams
You shall ride
Whilst your mammy's watching over

Blacks and bays
Dapples and greys
All the pretty little horsies

All the pretty little horsies
All the pretty little horsies
All the pretty little horsies



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    UnregisteredJan 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    This is a creepy version of one of my favorite lullaby. I wish they would just sing it. Whispering it just makes it upsetting and something you don't want to sing to your child. I'm singing this for solo fest this year. I'm looking for people singing this so i know if i'm singing this right. This song i have to say attempting to be a critic, is pretty weird and not in a good way sorry ppl who "spoke this" but it's just the truth
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    UnregisteredJan 7, 2012 at 12:26 am
    I hate this song! It makes me cry. Birds and buttahflies pecking out his eyes. Poor lil thing's crying mammy... Breaks my heart.
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    UnregisteredDec 12, 2011 at 10:13 pm
    It is beautiful!!! I t is talking about when a child sleeps soundly, it will wake up happily with a day full of gifts. It is a lullaby from the 1800's to now used to hush a baby for nap time or in the old days(sleepy-land)
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    PaleMoonsDec 13, 2010 at 1:28 am
    Lies a poor little lamby
    Bees and butterflies
    Flitting round his eyes
    This was writen by a mother that was also a black slave. Her child was neglected and died. She sang this to her master's child. Actucally, this got change because it was so violent. It is spouse to be " Birds and Butterflies pecking out his eyes." It is a very sad song.
    No wonder why we see so much distubence in younge children.
    Well thats probally not the whole cause.
    Just saying it almost as bad as "Ring around the Rosie!"

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