Sung by: Ollie Gilbert
Recorded in Mountain View, AR by George Fisher

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Some seek pleasure away from their home;
Others by the fireside keep.
All the pleasure ever I seek
Is rocking my baby to sleep.

Chorus: Hi lee o lo, rock-a-bye baby,
Tossing the baby ever so high.
Hi lee o lo, rock-a-bye baby,
Mama'll come home to you after while.

One night I got my baby to sleep.
I took a short stroll on the street,
And to my surprise I saw with my eyes
My wife with a soldier . . .

Oh, then I went wild, but I passed with a smile.
I was only taking a peek.
While hugging and kissing the men on the street,
I’m rocking my baby to sleep.


All Songs Recorded by John Quincy Wolf, Jr., unless otherwise noted

The John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection
Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
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