© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2012
This is an authentic Napoleonic period British nursery rhyme.
"Baby, baby, naughty baby,
Hush, you squalling thing, I say;
Hushing your squalling, or it may be
Bonaparte may pass this way.
Baby, baby, he's a giant,
Tall and black as Rouen steeple;
And he dines and sups, rely on't,
Every day on naughty people.
Baby, baby, he will hear you,
As he passes by the house,
And he limb from limb will tear you
Just as pussy tears a mouse."
And he'll beat you, beat you, beat you,
And he'll beat you all to pap,
And he'll eat you, eat you, eat you,
Every morsel snap, snap, snap."
The King Cole Trio
You don't learn that in school (1947)