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Mighty Lak' a Rose / Hush, Little Baby
Frank Stanton, Ethelbert Nevin, Nina Simone, Pete Seeger
This is a medley of Mighty Lak' a Rose, and Hush Little Baby.

Recording sessions
1963 April 12: New York Carnegie Hall
This next song is a combination of two songs… and they're both children's songs… and they're all about that… the beauty of children… and that can't be said too much in words for children are so very beautiful… they lack all of our sophistication… and all of our fear… and so they're just plain beautiful

Sweetest little fellow everybody knows
Don't know what to call him but he's mighty lak a rose
Looking at his mammy eyes so shiny blue
Till it seems like Heaven is coming close to you

Hush little baby don't say a word
Papa's gonna buy you a mocking-bird
If that mocking-bird don't sing
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring
If that diamond ring turns brass
Papa's gonna buy a looking glass
If that looking glass gets broke
Papa's gonna buy you a billy goat
If that billy goat won't pull
Papa's gonna buy you a cotton bull
Hush little baby don't say a word
Papa's gonna buy you a mocking-bird

When he's there sleeping in his little place
I can see the angels looking through the lace
When the dark is falling and the shadows creep
Then I come on tiptoe to kiss him in his sleep

Sweetest little fellow everybody knows
Don't know what to call him but he's mighty lak a rose
Looking at his mummy with eyes so shiny blue
Till it seems like heaven's coming close to you

So hush little baby don't say a word
Papa's buy you a mocking-bird
If that mocking-bird don't sing
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring
Hush little baby hush little baby don't say a word

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)