I remembered a song heard on the radio in the sixties, tried to fingerpick the melody on my electric guitar, found some youtube versions and at last the lyrics roots as well.
lyrics based on:
Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird don’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
And if that diamond ring turn brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat.
And if that billy goat don’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.
And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
And if that dog named Rover won’t bark.
Papa’s gonna to buy you a horse and cart.
If that horse and cart fall down,
you’ll still be the sweetest CAT in town.
My cat Emily looks alike she killed a mockingbird!
photo by Frizztext
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