Rock a bye baby on the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock, When the bough breaks the cradle will fall, And down will come baby, cradle and all. WHAT!!!!! What kind of parent puts a little infant in a tree and why is this story of a dead baby being told to other little babies, Amirite?

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Actually, it's about monarchy. 'baby In the tree top'= baby on top; the kings baby. Medevial kings often had other secret wives, so 'when the wind blows'= when news spreads that it's not the queens child. 'When the bough breaks, down will come baby, Cradle and all'= the monarchy will fall. Wierd nursery ryhme still though..

Anonymous +6Reply

Most nursery ryhmes have other meanings. like 'Ring Around The Rosie' is actually about the Black Plague :S :P

Anonymous +5Reply

I heard this is about when settlers first came to the US, and didn't have cradles or what-not, they wrapped their babies in blankets and hung them from tree branches. Therefor the wind blows, and baby falls. And hopefully the mothers would get to them before dust storms or mass herds of grasshoppers.

Anonymous +2Reply

I always thought it was about a baby chick in a nest in the tree...

Anonymous +2Reply

teaches babies what will happen if they misbehave. keeps em in line.

hahahaha that's funny! :D

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