Sheet Music: All the Pretty Little Horses

TitleAll the Pretty Little Horses
Alternate titlesHush a Bye
All the Pretty Little Ponies
ComposerTraditional American
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo56 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-07-11
Last updated2009-07-11
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Lullabies, Nursery rhymes, Traditional/Folk


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Saturday 11 July 2009

Tune of the Day: All the Pretty Little Horses

Traditional American lullaby
Pretty Little Horses

This traditional lullaby, which many children simply know by the first three words of the lyrics — "Hush a bye" —, comes from the southern United States. As the story goes, the song was originally sung by an African American slave who couldn't care for her own baby because she was kept busy caring for her master's child. However, as the song was transmitted by oral tradition, not much is definitively known about it.