10 Mother Goose Rhymes You Must Know By Heart-SliderPhoto


6. Hush-A-Bye
Hush-a-bye, baby, on the tree top!
When the wind blows the cradle will rock;
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall;
Down will come baby, bough, cradle and all.

Hush A Bye, or Rock-A-Bye Baby may have been a song sung during or after the Glorious Revolution. The blowing wind is the coming of the Dutch Stadtholder, William of Orange, who replaced his father-in-law, James II on the English throne. The falling baby may represent James, himself.