Long Version of Rock-a-bye Baby

rockabyebaby-willcox-smithRock-a-bye Baby is one of the best known lullabies of the English language.  Usually people only sing one verse (the 1st verse in the lyrics below).  Here’s a longer version that’s really sweet.  You can read the lyrics while listening to Frances Turnbull’s rendition below…

MP3 of Long Version of Rock-a-bye Baby

Rock-a-bye Baby (Long Version)

Rock-a-bye baby
On the tree top,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall and
Down will come baby,
Cradle and all.


Rock-a-bye baby
Up in the sky

On a soft cloud

‘Tis easy to fly

When the cloud bursts

The raindrops will fall

And baby comes down to

Mommy once more.


Rock-a-bye baby
On the tree tops,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall and
Mommy will catch you

Cradle and all.

Many thanks to Frances Turnbull, Independent music educator at Musicaliti, for singing this version of Rock-a-bye Baby for us!


Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Long Version of Rock-a-bye Baby”

  1. kacy Says:

    great that’s there is a long version.

  2. Chaewin Sendejas Says:

    Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree top
    When the wind blows the cradle will rock
    If the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
    Mother will catch you, cradle and all
    Baby is drowsing, cosy and fair
    Mother sits near in her rocking chair
    Forward and back, the cradle she swings
    Though baby sleeps, he hears what she sings
    “Rock-a-bye baby, do not you fear
    Never mind, baby, mother is near
    Wee little fingers, eyes are shut tight
    Now sound asleep until morning light”

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