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HUSH LITTLE BABY DON'T SAY A WORD
PAPPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A MOCKING-BIRD
AND IF THAT MOCKING-BIRD DON'T SING
PAPPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A DIAMOND RING
AND IF THAT DIAMOND RING TURNS BRASS
PAPPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A LOOKING GLASS
AND IF THAT LOOKING GLASS GETS BROKE
PAPPA'S GONNA TO BUY YOU A BILLYGOAT
AND IF THAT BILLYGOAT GETS BONY
PAPPA'S GONNA TO BUY A CART AND PONY
AND IF THAT CART AND PONY TIP OVER
PAPPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A DOG NAMED ROVER
AND IF THAT DOG SHOULD RUN AWAY
PAPPA'LL BUY YOU ANOTHER ONE SOME FINE DAY.

Data entry tech comment: WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WOULD DO THE HAMBONE AND SING THIS SONG.
THIS WAS IN NEW YORK CITY.
THE HAMBONE IS A SORT OF DRUMMING ON YOUR THIGHS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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