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Thread #6920   Message #4008451
Posted By: Joe_F
11-Sep-19 - 09:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyrics Versions: Brahms' Lullaby
Subject: RE: Lyrics Versions: Brahms' Lullaby
Indeed, in _The Annotated Mother Goose_ we read:

Baby, baby, naughty baby,
Hush, you squalling thing, I say.
Peace this moment, peace, or maybe
Bonaparte will pass this way.

Baby, baby, he's a giant,
Tall and black as Rouen steeple,
And he breakfasts, dines, rely on't,
Every day on naughty people.

Baby, baby, if he hears you,
As he gallops past the house,
Limb from limb at once he'll tear you,
Just as pussy tears a mouse.

And he'll beat you, beat you, beat you,
And he'll beat you into pap,
And he'll eat you, eat you, eat you,
Every morsel snap, snap, snap.