"Hush Little Baby, don't say a word
Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won'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 won't pull,
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and bull
And if that cart and bull fall down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town"
So - above you have the real version of "Hush Little Baby". The one we are all familiar with. The one we could sing at the drop of a hat. The one most people know - the one most people at some point or another will attempt to sing to a crying baby at least once.
I would like to share with you - my grand daughters version. Now - mind you - she just turned 4. She really is closer to 3 than she is to 4. Picture blonde hair, blue eyes, wearing a black and white checked skirt, red top, yellow flip flops and a purple tiara that lights up when you push the button...( yes this Granny got it for her) sitting on the kitchen counter - singing ever so sweetly:
"Huth liddle baby, don't you cry
Mommath gonna buy you a mockin' buhd.
If that mockin' buhd don't thing,
Mommath gonna buy you a ring that thineth
If that ringth that thineth turnth brath
mommath gonna buy you a lookin glath.
If that lookin glath breakth
mommath gonna buy you a cotton ball...
If that cotton ball tunth oveh...
mommath gonna buy you a gwoveh.
Thath all. "
How do you top that?