Hush little baby, don't say a word, Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird (THE GAME!)

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Minibit, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. I'm sure most of you are familiar with the nursery rhyme

    Hush little baby, don't say a word
    Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird
    And if that mockingbird don't sing
    Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring
    And if that diamond ring don't shine
    Papa's gonna buy you a silver mine

    etcetera etcetera. I think there's a traditional ending for this song, but I always learned it as potentially infinite, you keep going until you run out of rhymes. So I thought, what a great game for a forum!

    The premise is simple; we keep coming up with verses for the song in this format

    Player 1: Hush little baby, don't say a word, papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird, and if that mockingbird don't sing...

    Player 2: Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring, and if that diamond ring don't shine...

    etcetera, except, of course, we're going to have to come up with off-book rhymes to keep going! Basically, for each post, look at the last word, the next thing Papa's going to buy must rhyme with that word, and then you add a condition for the next person to rhyme to (ie: if that diamond ring don't SHINE, papa's gonna buy you a silver MINE)


    I'll start with the verse tradition dictates, you can respond with the diamond ring if you want, but let's try to be creative!

    Hush little baby, don't say a word, Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird
    And if that mockingbird won't SING...
     
  2. Papa's gonna buy you a silver wing, and if that silver wing won't fly...
     
  3. Papa's gonna buy you an apple pie.
    And if the apple pie should be sour . . .
     
  4. Papa's gonna buy you a flower.
    And it the flower doesn't bloom...
     
  5. Papa's going to give you the moon.
    And if that moon should shatter...
     
  6. Papa's gonna buy you some cookie batter
    And if that cookie batter ain't sweet...
     
  7. Papa's gonna buy you a field of wheat
    And if that field of wheat won't grow...
     
  8. Papa's gonna buy you pictures by van Gogh...?

    And if those pictures aren't real...
     
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  9. Papa's gonna buy you a spinning wheel
    And if that spinning wheel won't sew...
     
  10. Papa's gonna buy you a ball to throw.
    And if that ball should be lost . . .
     
  11. Papa's gonna buy you a Jack o'Frost
    And if this frost would ever melt...
     
  12. Papa's gonna by to a tiger pelt
    and if that tiger pelt every gets dirty
     
  13. Papa's gonna buy you another thirty. (What? Almost nothing rhymes with dirty. >_>)
    And if those pelts cannot be found...
     
  14. Papa's gonna buy you a plot of ground.
    And if the ground should all wash away . . .
     
  15. Papa's gonna buy you a winter sleigh.
    And if that winter sleigh should break...
     
  16. Papa's gonna buy you an orange cake;
    And if that cake ain't really orange;
     
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  17. Papa's gonna beat up annoying people who mess up this game with words without rhymes >=C
    *ahem*
    And if those people keep on going...
     
    #17 Neobullseye, Apr 5, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2014
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  18. Papa's gonna buy you new cloths worth showing.
    And if those brand new cloths should tare . . .
     
  19. Papa's gonna buy you a young small hare.

    And if that hare should run away...
     
  20. Papa's gonna get you a singing jay
    and if that jay becomes silent