Eminem's latest song, Mocking Bird, is based on the old childrens lullaby. Now, had Eminem come from the Cape Flats (just outside Cape Town), his song would have lines similar to these (I've added definitions to the Afrikaan's words, so just hover you mouse over the word for a translation):
Hush my laaitie, don't you cry
Daddy's gonna steal you a GTi,
And if that GTi don't Torque,
Another GTi I will stalk.
And if the stalking don't go too well
Daddy's gonna steal you a Caravelle
And if that Caravelle makes some tricks
Daddy's gonna 'jack you a VR6.
And if that VR6 won't fly,
Daddy's gonna knock a BM from a Sandton guy.
And if that BM's sound is kwaai,
Da Lenz cherries will go with you to elke braai!
And if the cops ask why,
Daddy will buy the docket from a Police spy!
And if all these things still make you cry...
Then you're not my laaitie
..... your mom told me a lie !!
Thanks for the email mum.