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A traditional nursery rhyme, probably today's most famous lullaby to put babies to sleep.
ROCK-A-BYE= Go to bye-bye is a common child expressions meaning "go to slepp", so "rock a bye" means something similar to: rock to sleep. ROCK is to move from side to side, like in a rocking chair.
TREE-TOP= The top of the tree, the part that is green, with leaves and branches.
CRADLE= A small little bed for babies.
ROCK= To rock is to move back and forth or from left to right. If you rock a baby, you help them sleep.
BOUGH= (old-fashioned) /baʊ/ branch, the "arms" of a tree where the leaves grow.
LADY= An old title of nobility.
WAY UP ON HIGH= (old-fashioned) Very high up.
NEVER MIND= Don't worry.
NIGH= (old-fashioned) Near.