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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Dec 08, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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