Collected by Billy Whitfield and Steve Butler For M. C. Parler
Sung by Otis Williams Wesley, Arkansas December 27, 1959
Reel 327, Item 8
Hush my dear, lie still and slumber, Father’s watching at thy bed. Mother’s off electioning,
With a halo ’round her head.
Soft and easy will be her cradle When she's at the nation's head. While with kitchen work I wrestle, Coarse and hard is father's bed.
Hush my dear, thy food and raiment, House and home I now provide.
She's a stunner, baby darling, Gracefully her bike she rides.
Hush my dear, lie still and slumber, Father wants to go to bed.
Mother won’t be home till morning, Going to make a speech, she said.
So we’ll lay us down and slumber, Slumber sweet till morning breaks. Father then must be a humping,
Mother wants hot griddle cakes.
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