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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Nov 28, 2018
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Rock a bye NEW
by: Anonymous

My grandmother sang this song to all the children when we were small, I believe her mother sang it as well. But never a second verse. Just: Rock a bye don’t you cry, we will go see grandma. Up the hill, around the mill, to see the little lambies.
I’ve always wondered how the rest of the song goes. I sing it to my own children. And now I can sing more to make it longer instead of just the same verse over and over.

Nov 28, 2018
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Rock a bye NEW
by: Anonymous

My grandmother sang this song to all the children when we were small, I believe her mother sang it as well. But never a second verse. Just: Rock a bye don’t you cry, we will go see grandma. Up the hill, around the mill, to see the little lambies.
I’ve always wondered how the rest of the song goes. I sing it to my own children. And now I can sing more to make it longer instead of just the same verse over and over.

Nov 23, 2018
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Hush, Be Still as Any Mouse NEW
by: Anonymous

"Hush, be still as any mouse..." sung to me by my mama. I am 70, and it was sung to her as well:

Hush, be still as any mouse
There's a baby in the house,
Not a dolly, not a toy
But a laughing smiling boy.

And for the girls:
...not a ruby or a pearl
but a laughing, smiling girl.


Do we know the origin of this lullaby?

Nov 02, 2018
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Grandmothers was short NEW
by: Housman/Cowan

I never heard most of the poem, or the title. I only heard from ' Hush be still as any mouse'. Now I know the name and can write it down. Thanks!

Sep 19, 2018
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Rockabye lyrics NEW
by: Anonymous

"Rockabye, don't you cry. We will go to grammy's, up the hill by the mill to see the little lambies."
My mother sang it to me, and I sang it to my children and grandchildren. The fun part for me as a child was that we lived near a mill on a hill! (But my grandmother lived in another state.)

Sep 03, 2018
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Rock-A-Bye NEW
by: Josie

Here's what I grew up knowing:

Rock-a-bye
Don't you cry
We shall go to Grammy's
Over the hill
Behind the mill
To see the little lambies

Rock-a-bye, my baby
Don't you cry, my sweetie
Mommy loves you, Daddy too
Just you go to sleep

Sep 03, 2018
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Rock-A-Bye NEW
by: Josie

Here's what I grew up knowing:

Rock-a-bye
Don't you cry
We shall go to Grammy's
Over the hill
Behind the mill
To see the little lambies

Rock-a-bye, my baby
Don't you cry, my sweetie
Mommy loves you, Daddy too
Just you go to sleep

Aug 15, 2018
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My Grandma's version NEW
by: Kathie

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
We will go to grandma's.
Up the the hill, beside the mill
To see the little lambies.

We live in Nevada. My siblings and I were born in the late 50s and 60s.

Jul 06, 2018
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This is the version in my family NEW
by: Sara Seifert

I've had contact with two other people familiar with this song. The only common factor I could find between the three of us was that the song seems to have come through our Scottish ancestry lines.

Here is the one I learned:

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
We will go to granny's.
Up the the hill, by the rill
To see the little lambies.

Jan 14, 2018
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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
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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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