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Hush, Little Baby (Here Are Some Ridiculous Gifts)

mockingbird-702804_1280 Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird

(No, I don’t know why you’d want one either
Let’s hope you don’t contract bird fever)

And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

(No, giving a baby a diamond ring
Doesn’t sound the most suitable thing)

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass

(Mirror mirror on the wall
What is the stupidest gift of all?)

And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat

(If the broken glass doesn’t cause a cut or two,
Perhaps the bloody goat will headbutt you)

And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull

(No, a bull doesn’t seem a soothing gift for a baby
Is Papa having some kind of breakdown maybe?)

And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover

(Oh, a dog. A dog seems vaguely sane
The rest if these gifts are completely inane)

And if that dog named Rover won’t bark,
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart

(Why are these animals all mute or lame?
More to the point, are they even tame?)

And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town

(And if Papa brings any more stupid gifts for you,
Mama’s going to give him a talking to)