Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
Momma ain’t going to get you those things in the song she sings. She may give you a dog named Rover, rich kids might get the diamond ring, but I’m sure most of us never got a billy goat. She’s just mocking you. Payback for those presents you leave in our diaper.
On the right Audubon’s illustration of mockingbirds.