WHILE MY BABY’S ASLEEP
Sung by: Ollie Gilbert
Recorded in Mountain View, AR by George Fisher
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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.