Definition of Hush-a-bye, Baby from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Hush-a-bye, Baby

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a popular old lullaby (= song sung to make a young child go to sleep). In the US, the name and first line of the song is Rock-a-bye, baby. The tune is similar to Lilliburlero.
Hush-a-bye, baby,On the tree top.When the wind blows,The cradle will rock.When the bough breaks,The cradle will fall,And down will come baby,Cradle and all.