Rock the Cradle, John
DESCRIPTION: "Rock the cradle, John ... Mony [a] man rocks another man's child And thinks he's rockin his own ... Although the babe be not your own Oh rock the cradle"
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: infidelity marriage nonballad bastard children husband wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1450, "Rock the Cradle, John" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
cf. "Rocking the Cradle (and the Child Not His Own)" (theme)
cf. "Hushie Baa, Ee-a-Baa" (theme)
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