Eminem sings the chorus to the tune of the traditional "Mockingbird" lullaby
. Sometimes known as "Hush Little Baby," the American folk song originated from the Southern United States. The lullaby soothes infants to sleep with promises of expensive gifts, including a mockingbird, which were often kept as pets in America.
Eminem is assuring Hailie, that, despite all the turmoil, "Everything's gonna be alright", because her father is there.Now hush, little baby, don't you cry
Everything's gonna be alright
Stiffen that upper lip up, little lady, I told ya
Daddy's here to hold ya through the night