Curly Crafty Mom: Blog Name

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Blog Name

Some of you have asked me why I decided to name my blog 'Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird'... This lyric comes from the song 'Hush Little Baby'. One day a few weeks ago, Autumn was crying and she wasn't hungry, dirty or tired so I took her in her room and played this song to her. Nathan loved it and keeps repeating this specific lyric to me. Its so cute and I even found a video on itune of the song (except it says Papa instead of Mama, what is up with that?) and its from the The Rescuers movie and he is always asking me to play that video of the song now. Here is a link to it (scroll down to the bottom to find it):

http://bussongs.com/songs/mockingbird.php

But, it was funny, while I was searching for it on my laptop, I came across the lyrics for the song... and, I had NO idea that EMINEM had manipulated the lyrics of such a sweet song to use in one of his songs. I wanted to share with you the original lyrics, then the lyrics of EMINEM's song. Its amazing how many times the lyrics have been changed to this song, there is even a Led Zepelin version. Just goes to show you that you can find out more then you want to on the web!! lol.

These are the original lyrics for the song:


Hush, little baby.
Don't say a word.
Mama's going to buy you
a mocking bird.

And if that mocking bird won't sing,
Mama's going to buy you
a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama's going to buy you
a looking glass.

If that looking glass gets broke,
Mama's going to buy you
a billy goat.

If that billy goat won't pull,
Mama's going to buy you
a cart and bull.

If that cart and bull turns over,
Mama's going to buy
a dog named Rover.

If that dog named Rover won't bark,
Mama's going to buy you
a horse and cart

If that horse and cart falls down,
You¹ll still be the sweetest one in town.



Here is EMINEM's lyrics (just the end chorus):

And if you ask me to, daddy’s gonna buy you a mocking bird
Ima' give you the world, Ima' buy a diamond ring for you,
Ima sing for you, I’ll do anything for u to see u smile
And if that Mocking Bird don’t sing and that ring don’t shine
I’ma break that birdie’s neck, I’ll go back to the Jeweler
Who sold it to ya
And make him eat every carat
Don’t f- with dad.
haha
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