"Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" is a popular song written
by Jean Schwartz, with lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. The
song was introduced in the Broadway musical Sinbad and published in
1918. Probably the best-known recordings of the song were by Al
Jolson (who introduced it and version reached #1), Sammy Davis, Jr.
(who frequently sang it in his live shows), and Judy Garland.
It was also a hit for Jerry Lewis in 1956. Brenda Lee recorded
her version of the song for her 1959 album Grandma, What Great Songs
You Sang!. Aretha Franklin also recorded a lesser-known version of
this song for her album "The Electrifying Aretha Franklin", which
reached #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1961.