hush little baby, don't say a word
your flesh will be eaten by a hungry bird.
and if that hungry bird won't eat
i will clean your bones with bleach.
and if those bones still aren't clean
i'll scrub at them until they're thin and lean
and if they still smell foul and rank
i'll dip them in mom's perfume
and if she won't let me take her scent,
i'll hang you up even before your smell is spent.
and if you fall down from my tree,
i'll find another baby next halloween.