This lullaby comes from the Southern U.S.

All the Pretty Little Horses - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*Alternatively, "peckin' out his eyes"

Here's a version from Athens, Georgia as recorded in "American Songbag" compiled by Carl Sandburg in 1927...

Go to sleepy, little baby,
'Fo de booger man ketch you.
When you wake you'll have a piece of cake
And a whole lot of little horses.
Go to sleepy, little baby,
'Fo de booger man ketch you.
When you wake you shall have a cake,
Coach and four little ponies,
A black and a bay, and a dapple and a gray.
Go to sleepy, little baby.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - All the Pretty Little Horses

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Monique Palomares for the midi tune.

Image: Edited from illustration in Arabian Nights (1888).