The Mockingbird Song

Words & Music:



C                  G7

Hush, little baby, don't say a word.

G7                     C

Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.


If that mockingbird don't sing,

Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring.


If that diamond ring turns brass,

Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass.


If that looking glass gets broke,

Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat.


If that billy goat won't pull,

Mama's gonna buy you a cart and bull.


If that cart and bull turns over,

Mama's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.


If that dog named Rover won't bark,

Mama's gonna buy you a horse and cart.


If that horse and cart falls down,

You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.

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