All The Pretty Little Horses

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Lyrics

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

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Information About All The Pretty Little Horses

"Hush a bye" is how many children know this famous American lullaby. Apparently, the song originated as a song sung by an African American slave who was not able to take care of her own baby because she had to take care of her master's child.

American Folk Traditional: 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, who learned it from his mother, who took it from North Carolina to Texas after the Civil War.

The original lyrics of "All The Pretty Little Horses" read as "birds and butterflies, peck at his eyes" but were replaced with the more comforting "birds and butterflies, flutter "round his eyes".

For any further information about the song "All The Pretty Little Horses" you may find Wikipedia helpful.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Shorter alternative version to All The Pretty Little Horses

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy, little baby.
Blacks and bays, dapples and grays,
Coach and six-a-little horses.
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy, little baby.

This is another 1 more version that has 2 verses

All the Pretty Little Horses
Hush-a-bye don't you cry,
Go to sleep-y, little baby.
When you wake you will see
All the pretty little horses.

Chestnuts and bays, Dapples and grays,
All the pretty little horses.
Hush-a-bye don't you cry,
Go to sleep-y, little baby.

This one has 6 horseys for your little baby

Hush a bye
Don't you cry
Go to sleep my little baby.
When you wake
Mommy will come
Bring you six little horseys.

Hush a bye
Don't you cry
Go to sleep my little baby
When you wake
Mommy will come
Bring you six little horseys.

White and black
Brown and grey
Two more pretty little horseys.

Great version of All The Pretty Little Horses sent in by one of our users

Hush a bye
Don't you cry
Go to sleepy little baby
When you wake you shall have
All the prety little horses
Dapples and Grays
Pintos and Bays
All the pretty little horses
Way down yonder
In the meadow
Poor little baby cryin Momma
Birds and butterflies flutterin round it's eyes
Poor little baby crying Momma
Hush a bye
Don't you cry
Go to sleepy little baby.

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