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For the Hayley Westenra album, see Hushabye (album).
Single by The Mystics
B-side "Adam and Eve"
Released April, 1959
Genre Doo-wop
Length 2:30
Label Laurie Records
Writer(s) Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
The Mystics singles chronology
"Hushabye" "Don't Take The Stars"/"So Tenderly"

"Hushabye" is a song that was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman in 1959 for the doo-wop vocal group The Mystics.[1] It is based on the lullaby All the Pretty Horses. It spent nine weeks on Billboard Hot 100, reaching #20 at its peak.[2] Personnel on the original recording included Al Caiola and Bucky Pizzarelli on guitars and Panama Francis on drums. Disc jockey Alan Freed featured "Hushabye" as the closing tune on his televised Saturday night "Big Beat Show".[3] The song was later covered by The Beach Boys on their 1964 album All Summer Long , featuring Brian Wilson and Mike Love on lead vocals, and by The Kingsmen on their 1966 album Up And Away. In 1993, two new versions of the song appeared on the Beach Boys' box set, one live version and the other a split track with vocals in one channel and instruments in the other. Jay and the Americans released a cover version of the song on their 1969 album, Sands of Time.


  1. ^ "Doc Pomus Biography". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  2. ^ "The Mystics Awards". Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  3. ^ "The Mystics". Retrieved 2013-01-13. 

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