Rock a bye, baby, in the treetops...when the wind blows, the cradle will rock...when the bough breaks, the cradle will fall...and down will come baby, cradle and all.
It doesn't say the baby and all just the cradle was one piece! How horrific. I'm sticking to twinkle star!
I have always changed the last line to, "but mama will catch you, cradle and all".
My Mother used to throw me on the floor and laugh at the end.
R u ok
I lol'd ^^
I'm fine, in fact, I do the same with my kids.
My mom used to sing this to me, also one about "poor babes in the woods," children that wandered away and got lost and died. Scared the crap out of me. Same with that damned Orphan Annie poem. I remember wondering why they sang/read this stuff to us.
I used to sing Gilbert & Sullivan's "Tit Willow" to my kids.
Political song about British thron During The rule of Ann
They smuggled in a baby trying to claim it has the heir to the throne.
I read it to my son as is. He's nearly 3. I rock him in my arms and when I get to 'Down will come baby, cradle and all' I plop down on the couch with him. Tickles him pink.
Very good, mama!!
It would be funny if your name was moooDQ
I always changed the last line to "and mommy will catch you, cradle and all" because I'm Superwoman
I never liked it. Too many questions. Why is the kid in the tree? Why didn't they pick a better branch? Why isn't the kid wearing a parachute or safety harness just in case? Don't they like the kid? You aren't sticking me up in a tree!
I changed the last line to "no, not at all" :)
Just the "cradle and all," to"no, not at all" I mean.
We did rewrite the lyrics for my young'un.
When the bough doesn't break the cradle wont fall and up will stay baby...
I like this.
I changed the words and would tickle my daughter at the end.