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All the Pretty Little Horses ("Hush-a-bye")

American folk traditional lullaby. 

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby.
When you wake, you'll have cake,
And all the pretty little horses.

Black and bay, dapple and grey,
Coach and six little horses,
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby.
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby,
When you wake, you'll have cake,
And all the pretty little horses.

Way down yonder, down in the meadow,
There's a poor wee little lamby.
The bees and the butterflies pickin' at its eyes,
The poor wee thing cried for her mammy.

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby.
When you wake, you'll have cake,
And all the pretty little horses.


According to "Living Documents in American History from Earliest Colonial Times to the Civil War," edited by John A Scott, (Trident Press 1963), the song was collected by Alan Lomax. Alan Lomax learned the song from his mother, who took it from North Carolina to Texas after the Civil War.

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