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American Ballads and Folk Songs
What's old women made of? etc. Moans and groans in their old aching bones, And that's what old women made of.
What are little babies made of? etc. Sugar and crumbs and all sweet things, And that's what little babies made of.
Dorothy Scarborough in her book, On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs, says that this is one of the lullabies that the Negro mammies sang to their little white charges.
Hushaby, Don't you cry,