A Modern Mockingbird

“Momma, I want da Mockingbird song.”

“OK, Love, I’ll sing you the Mockingbird song. You climb into your crib, and I’ll sing it to you while you settle in. Hush little baby, don’t say a word, Momma’s gonna buy you -”

“A machine!”

“- a mockingbird. And if that mocking bird won’t sing, Momma’s gonna buy –

“A machine!”

“- you a diamond ring. And if that diamond ring won’t gleam, Momma’s gonna buy you a big machine.”

“That turns!”

“That turns. And if that big machine that turns won’t work, Momma’s gonna buy you a –

“An elevator grain!”

“- a grain elevator.”

“That goes up and up and up!”

“- that goes up and up and up. And if that grain elevator that goes up and up and up won’t start, Momma’s gonna buy you a -”

“A turbine!”

“- a turbine. And if -”

“That turns!”

“A turbine that turns. And if that turbine that turns runs dry, Momma’s gonna buy you -”

“A sawmill!”

“- a -”

“That has gears that go round and round and round!”

“- a sawmill -”

“And makes lots of noise!”

” – Momma’s gonna buy you a sawmill. And if that sawmill -”

“That has gears!”

“- Oh yeah, that has gears that go round and round and round. And if that sawmill that has gears that go round and round and round and makes lots of noise won’t saw, Momma’s gonna buy you a -”

“A pool! With a diving board! And I’m gonna jump off it high high high!”

“- OK, I’ll buy you a pool. Anything else with the pool?”

“Yeah, a scooter! With pedals! And gears! And it goes really fast!”

“And maybe a train, too?”

“Yeah, a train that goes chugga chugga CHOO CHOO!”

“OK Bonhomme, lie down, it’s sleepytime, remember? Now where were we? Momma’s gonna buy you a horse and cart. And if that horse and cart fall down… You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.”

“Momma, I want the Mockingbird again!”

“Goodnight Love.”

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