Lullaby Lyrics

All the Pretty Little Horses – Lyrics
(Hush-a-Bye) – Appalachian-American Folk Song

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.

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All the Pretty Little Horses – song notes
(Hush-a-bye)

All the Pretty Little Horses is a familar lullaby which many children know by the first three words of its lyrics: “Hush a bye”.

As the story goes, this song was originally sung by an African American slave who couldn’t care for her own baby because she was kept busy caring for her master’s child.

In 1963, Peter, Paul & Mary recorded a version that they called “Hush-A-Bye” in 1963.

Thirty years later, Kenny Loggins recorded a version he named “All the Pretty Little Ponies” on his 1994 release “Return to Pooh Corner.”

MP3 – All the Pretty Little Horses
(Hush-a-bye)