Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stone Age Lullaby

This song was written anonymously by someone either in the Granger area of Salt Lake City or in Salina, Kansas, near Grace E. Stewart Elementary. It was a song I learned for a program entitled "Mothers through the ages." I can't remember whether I learned it at Academy Park Elementary when I was in third grade or at Grace E. Stewart elementary when I was in fourth grade.

When I reviewed copyright law, I discovered I couldn't quote from an anonymous source for at least 70 years after it was written, so I pulled this song out of my book, Tangled Hearts. However, I wanted to have the song listed somewhere so other people could enjoy it. I believe listing it in a blogspot would be considered "fair use." This song is sung to the lullaby "Hush, Little Baby."

Hush, Stone Age baby, don't you roar.
Momma's gonna buy you a dinosaur.
If that dinosaur's too fat,
Momma's gonna catch you a saber tooth cat.
If that saber tooth cat won't pounce,
Momma's gonna chisel you a rock to bounce.
That big rock will make you brave.
You'll be the bravest one in the cave.

Like Serra, I can't ever remember the words to "Hush, Little Baby." All my kids have been sung to sleep with the "Stone Age" version of the lullaby.

If anyone knows who penned the words, please let me know so they can be properly credited.