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Paolo Ripamonti sent another version:

I know a slightly different version of the "Hush little baby" rhyme, that goes like this:

"Hush, little baby, don't say a word,
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 to 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 runs away,
Mama's gonna buy you another day."

Which maybe is a little less child oriented, but anyhow is still fascinating for us adults :-D


Paolo Ripamonti



Many thanks to Marisa Roche for singing "Mama's Gonna Buy You a Mockingbird for us!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Paolo Ripamonti for sending the alternate version of "Hush Little Baby".