hush a bye,don't you cry

hush a bye, don't you cry. We'll go down to granny's. Up the hill and down by the mill to see the little lambies.

it's been in our family for generations and I was wondering about it's origins.

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Jan 14, 2018
This is the first time I've ever found any information on this lullaby. NEW
by: Tom Harleman

My grandmother sang it to me back in Ohio in the 1950's. I met another person recently whose mother sang it to him and his siblings about the same time. They were from Missouri.

Dec 08, 2016
Our version. NEW
by: Anonymous

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
We'll go down to Nanny's.
Down the hill to the mill
to see the little lambies.

This is the version I grew up with and love very much.

Apr 14, 2015
Other lyrics I remember
by: Anonymous

Here are the lyrics I remember. I am in my early 60s. And this was sung by my grandmother to my mother.

Rock a bye don't you cry and we will go to granny's, up on the hill beside the mill we'll see the little lambies. Hush be still as any mouse there's a baby in the house. Not a dolly not a toy just a laughing girl or boy.

Jun 17, 2014
Same song
by: Kaycie

This has been in my family for years too! But we sing it with different lyrics: bye see bye don't you cry we will go to granny's. Up the hill and past the milk to see the little lambies.

Jan 10, 2014
it's a verse from another song
by: Old Folkie

Fast recall of a verse from another song:
Wish I Could sing you the tune somehow.
Down in the meadow, down in the meadow, there's a poor little lambie, Bees and butterflies peckin' at his eyes, and the poor little thing cryin' "MAMMY"
Probably changed over the years. HOw to search?

Sep 14, 2013
My mother sang this,
by: belinda

I can remember as a tiny tot my mother singing this to me only we started out the first line is Rocky bye don't you cry will go out to grannies I sang it to my children and my grandchildren . I would like to know where it came from also.

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