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Esther Ofarim – Hush Little Baby lyrics

Hush, little baby, don't say a word
Papa's gonna buy you a mockin'bird

And if that mockin'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

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

And if that billy goat don't pull,
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and mule

And if that cart and mule 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 cart

And if that Horse and Cart fall down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town

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