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146                           NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
And don't you cry,
My sweet, pretty little baby.
When you wake, you shall have cake,
And oh, the pretty little horses.
Four little ponies you shall have, All the pretty little ponies, White and gray, black and bay, Oh, the pretty little horses.
I had another version from Louree Peoples, of Texas, through the courtesy of Professor A. J. Armstrong, of Baylor University.
Go to Sleepy, Little Baby
Go to sleepy, little baby,
Go to sleepy, little baby.
Mammy and daddy have both gone away
And left nobody for to mind you.
So rockaby,
And don't you cry.
And go to sleepy, little baby.
And when you wake
You can ride
All the pretty little ponies.
Paint and bay,
Sorrel and a gray,
And all the pretty little ponies.
So go to sleepy, little baby.
And don't you cry
And go to sleep, my baby.
A version was given by Mrs. Tom Bartlett, of Marlin, who writes: "I wonder if you have thought of that old lullaby which every Negro mammy sings? Here it is as I remember it."
Go to Sleep, Little Baby
Go to sleep, little baby, Go to sleep, little baby!
When you wake,
You shall have
All the pretty little ponies.

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