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Go To Sleep You Little Baby Lyrics

go to sleep you little baby
go to sleep you little baby

your momma gone away and your
daddys gone to stay
didn't leave nobody but the baby

go to sleep you little baby
go to sleep you little baby

everybody's gone in the cotton and
the corn
didn't leave nobody but the baby

you're a sweet little baby
you're a sweet little baby

honey on a rock and the sugar don't
stop
gonna bring the bottle to the baby

don't you weep pretty baby
don't you weep pretty baby

shes long gone with her red shoes
on
gonna need another loving baby

don't you weep pretty baby
don't you weep pretty baby

you and me and the devil makes
three
don't need no other loving baby

go to sleep you little baby
go to sleep you little baby

come lay your bones on the
alabaster stones
and be my ever loving baby

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Meaning to "Go To Sleep You Little Baby" (11 meanings)
kaleigh 07/24/12,01:35
+7

The family belonged to a slave trader, the mother was sold, marching away with her bloody feet from hard work, and the father is dead. The baby is poisoned because no one can care for it.
Lou 07/18/12,15:51
+4

Look up Lilith and Lullaby for the real answer.From wikipedia- In Biblical tradition, Lilith was a demon who was believed to steal children's souls...the term may come from Lilith bye or Lilith Abi
kat 02/11/12,09:51
+2

I think its the angel of death calling the baby bc the mother abandoned her and the father isn't around
Melly 08/09/14,10:08
0

This is definitely a song of abandonment and death. The mother and father for whatever reasons have abandoned the baby and it dies hence the laying your bones on the alabaster stones (a tombstone). Beautiful but sad song.
agraywolfe 07/16/14,23:30
0

The song was written for the movie. So the meanings behind it are not that complicated. They Needed a lullaby for that part.
AY 07/09/14,07:18
0

The song is cat call/lullaby. As what the writers said. Every line is an incentive to seduce and make the person feel wanted and loved. "You and me and the devil makes three don't need no other loving baby" Suggests that even though it could be sinful (the devil '3') it's 'okay' to go through with. "Honey on a rock and the sugar don't stop gonna bring the bottle to the baby" is obvious. "Honey on a rock" is a sexual term and "Sugar don't stop" means affection. "Bring the bottle to the baby" meaning that they are going to give this affection. "Everybody's gone to the cotton and the corn don't leave nobody but the baby." Meaning that they are alone and it's safe. "Come lay your bones on the alabaster stones and be my ever loving baby" Alabaster stone in a spiritual sense is used to heal a person. Both physically and mentally. Meaning "come lay your bones on the alabaster stones" suggests that the seducer wants to and feels the need to heal this person. "And be my ever loving baby" and to be with them forever. Going back to when i said that alabaster stones are meant to heal a person physically and mentally translate back to the second and eighth verses of the song, "your mamma gone away and your daddy's gone to stay don't leave nobody but the baby" and "She's long gone with her red shoes on gonna need another loving baby" as that the seducer understands that this person has been hurt by love of all types. "Your mamma gone away" could mean she is dead or left the family. "Daddy's gone to stay" meaning he found another person to love, leaving the 'baby' alone. And "shes long gone with her red shoes on" goes back to in the ye olden day's the "red shoe" was know as the 'ima get some' shoe. And that she is moving on looking for "another ever loving baby"
So really, in my opinion and just really looking into the lyrics and hearing what the writers have to say. This isn't a song i'd want to sing to my child, unless you were telling it a story about love. Then in that case, is a tragic lullaby. Which this is.
Myra 05/21/12,14:37
0

The mother had to go to work and leave her baby alone for awhile, since she didn't have a baby sitter.
Barbara Herron 03/28/12,17:38
0

I think it means that the mother ran away leaving the baby alone with the father. Afterwards finding mother dead on the stone.
Connie Etten 01/31/12,22:31
0

I think that it means that the baby has gone to heaven and the mother has followed soon after when they meet in heaven they lay together on the stones
hay rose 07/18/12,15:09
-1

the mother had the baby by accident. the fater was one of her customers. she posions the baby. and walks away quietly.
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