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The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
by GLEN CAMPBELL

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Glen Campbell
Hand That Rocks The Cradle

He got here red and wrinkled, scared and crying
and she took him up and held him to her breast
and he sure was glad to get what mama offered
and he went to sleep and put his fears to rest
There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation's most unique and precious pearl
And Heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
She taught him all the attributes of greatness
That she knew he couldn't learn away from home
And by the time she wore the cover off her bible
Her hair was gray and her little man was gone
There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation's most unique and precious pearl
And Heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

He got here red and wrinkled, scared and crying
She took him up and held him to her breast
He sure was glad to get what mama offered
Then he went to sleep and put his fears to rest

It didn't seem to matter what he needed
He could always count on mama to supply (&)
Regardless of the sleep she might be losing
He always found a twinkle in her eye

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation's most unique and precious pearl
Heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

She taught him all the attributes of greatness
That she knew he couldn't learn away from home
And by the time she wore the cover off her Bible
Her hair was gray and her little man was gone

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation's most unique and precious pearl
And Heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

Yes the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

Words and Music by Tedd Harris
He got here red and wrinkled scared and cryin'
Then she took him up and held him to her breast
And he sure was glad to get what mama offered
Then he went to sleep and put his fears to rest
It didn't seem to matter what he needed
He could always count on mama to supply
And regardless of the sleep she might be losin'
He always found a twinkle in her eye
There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation's most unique and precious pearls
And heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
She taught him all the attributes of greatness
That she knew he couldn't learn away from home
And by the time she wore the cover off her bible
Her hair was gray and her little man was gone
There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation's most unique and precious pearls
And heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
Yes, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world


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-Campbell recorded his signature song, "<a href="http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2200">Rhinestone Cowboy</a>," in 1975. David Allan Coe said in an interview with <i>Review</i> magazine in 2009 that the songwriter, Larry Weiss, originally sent the song to him but he turned it down. Coe was already calling himself the Rhinestone Cowboy and thought it would be egotistical to record it. Weiss recorded it himself and released in on the <b>Black and Blue Suite</b> album. Campbell later heard it on the radio and his own cover of the song became a #1 hit on both the Pop and Country charts. After turning out other radio-friendly hits in the 1970s, such as "Southern Nights" and "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)," Campbell's popularity waned as the 20th century came to a close. His 2011 album, <b>Ghost on the Canvas</b>, was critically acclaimed and Campbell reported that it was his "farewell album."
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