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Rock-a-Bye Baby - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Origins

Rock-a-Bye Baby is a classic English lullaby that has a place in the Roud Folk Song Index.

Chords

G                                              D7
Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop,

                                             C                G 
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,


                                                                   
D7
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,

                            G        D7             G
Down will come baby, cradle and all.

Lyrics

Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
Down will come baby, cradle and all.