The words and origin of the "Rock a bye baby/Hush a bye baby" rhyme are said to have originated from America. Now, nursery rhymes often have surprisingly violent lyrics, but if "Rock-a-bye Baby" is to be believed, not only is somebody climbing up trees and sticking their babies on the highest branches, but they're also watching as the cradle drops, and then writing songs about it.

The baby is in a very high, but insecure position. When the wind blows. Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop When the wind blows, the cradle will rock When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall And down will come baby, cradle and all. The cradle will fall. If the bough breaks. Lullaby lyrics: Rock-a-Bye Baby. As a non-native English speaker, it's hard for me to interpret the meaning. This phrase also can be heard in the Eminem song When I'm gone. Originally titled "Hushabye Baby", this nursery rhyme was said to be the first poem written on American soil.
By Dana Dubinsky | December 6, 2018. And down will come baby. Rock-a-bye, baby. Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop When the wind blows, the cradle will rock When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall And down will come baby, cradle and all.
Rock-a-bye Baby is an American nursery rhyme, whose melody is a variant of the English satirical ballad Lilliburlero. Back to main Lullaby page. are hundreds of years old and began as memes commenting on politics of the day. It was the practice of some Native Americans to place a baby in the branches of a tree allowing the wind to gently rock the child to sleep "Hush a bye baby on the treetop". That's Slim Shady, yeah baby Slim Shady's crazy Baby is drowsing. This doesn't answer your question exactly, but in general childhood rhymes (ring around a rosie, or Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, etc. The description is somehow abstract, but nevertheless there is a lot of information. They raised 8 children, and are said to have used a hollowed-out bough of the tree as a cradle. Photo credit: iStock.com / Radist. Originally titled ‘Hushabye Baby’, this nursery rhyme was said to be the first poem written on American soil. Their house was formed within the tree, probably with a turf roof. Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop When the wind blows, the cradle will rock When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall And down will come baby, cradle and all. Rock-a-Bye Baby. In the treetop. The cradle will rock. Local legend suggests that this is the origin of the nursery rhyme "Rock-a-bye-Baby".

Although there is no evidence … Cradle and all.