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Megan Simpson
Megan Simpson • 1 year ago

Rock-a-Bye, Baby. The American roots of this odd rhyme come from a young pilgrim who saw Native American mothers hanging cradles in trees. When the wind blew, the cradles would rock and the babies in them would sleep.

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