From the album Sally Go Round The Moon
This hopeful rhyme is translated from Hindi. You can rock your baby to the rhythm and unfold her fingers to “butter and bread and sugar” and then fold them in again on the repetition. The rhyme in Hindi can be found in Bounce Me, Tickle Me, Hug Me, published by the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program.
Sleep small baby sleep
You've had butter and bread and sugar to eat.
The butter, the bread, the sugar are gone,
And my baby has gone to sleep.