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Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'

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Rosebrook 21 Dec 99 - 10:13 AM
Roger the skiffler 21 Dec 99 - 10:31 AM
Jacob Bloom 21 Dec 99 - 11:00 AM
blind desert pete 21 Dec 99 - 11:06 AM
MMario 21 Dec 99 - 11:12 AM
dick greenhaus 21 Dec 99 - 01:36 PM
MMario 21 Dec 99 - 02:29 PM
GUEST 28 Jan 09 - 02:09 PM
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GUEST,TJ in San Diego 29 Jan 09 - 11:18 AM
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Subject: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: Rosebrook
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 10:13 AM

and more...

Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake you will find
All the pretty little ponies.

What song is this? Anyone know?

Rose


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 10:31 AM

You know when your kid has annoyed the mafia don's kid when they wake up to find the head of "My little Pony" on their pillow!
Sorry! Don't know this song but it does sound like a jingle for a MLP ad!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: Jacob Bloom
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:00 AM

I thought that this was one of the lullabies that everyone knew at least part of, like "Rock a by Baby." I guess it's not as well known as I thought.

I believe the song is usually called "Hush a Bye". The lyrics I recall are the ones that Peter, Paul and Mary recorded.

Hush a bye, don't you cry
Go to sleep, you little baby
When you wake, you shall have
All the pretty little horses
Dapples and grays, Pintos and bays
All the pretty little horses

Way down yonder, in the meadow
There's a lonesome little lamby
Birds and butterflies fluttering round its eyes
Poor little thing is crying 'Mammy'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: blind desert pete
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:06 AM

this song is an old slave lulaby.the babe is left at the side fo the field while mammy works re :birds and butterflies peking at its eyesthe title is all the pretty little horses


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: MMario
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:12 AM

Now I thought it was called "all the little Ponies"

kiddiddles has THIS

and This too


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 01:36 PM

Try [Pretty Little Horses] in DigiTrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: MMario
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 02:29 PM

*grin* I found it dick, after I'd already posted the other links....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 02:09 PM

i love this song but i am having a heck of a time finding the sheet music for it so i can teach it to my class.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 02:24 PM

Hi -
You may be having trouble finding the song because it has so many names. The Traditional Ballad Index (click) lists a number of sources for the song, including Carl Sandburg's American Songbag and three books by John and/or Alan Lomax, Folks Songs of North America, American Ballads & Folk Songs (click), and Folk Song USA.
We have the lyrics and a MIDI tune in our own Digital Tradition Folk Song Database (click), and it has been converted into "sheet Music" at a website called sniff.numachi.com (click).
I'll add to this list when I find more.
Hope that helps.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 11:18 AM

On an album called "Songs of Earth and Sky," Art Podell and Paul Potash (as Art & Paul)did a rather extraordinary version of this song back in the late 1950's. If you can find it, it's worth a listen. I first saw the lyrics in a Lomax book given to me just prior to that. A very pretty song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'rock-a-bye, don't you cry'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 01:54 PM

There is a version called ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES in the book Children's Songbag by Paul DuBois Jacobs & Jennifer Swender (Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2005.) This page happens to be viewable with Google Books (click the link). You can also use WorldCat.org to find it in a library.


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