Lullabies..Did you ever sing them? What is a famous lullaby in your country?

@yanjiaren (9050)
March 17, 2007 4:19am CST
I used to make them up formy son. I had a specialone that sometimes used to make my friends cry when I used to sing it to my son. The music is really soppy and the words are all in greek lol. It was just a very special song..Isometimes sing it tomake my son laugh now..but he is nearly 12 years old. Tine flies..What famous laullabies do you know? Do you sing them?
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
17 Mar 07
I use to sing lullabies to my son too.He liked lay in my arms and listen me sign ,by the way I have terrible voice but for him was perfect.Now he is 11 and he find himself too old for lullabies .What was the Greek one you song to yours ?
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@yanjiaren (9050)
17 Mar 07
one i made up for him hahaha
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
18 Mar 07
Evxaristooooooooooo
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@mansha (6301)
• India
20 Mar 07
I sing a lullby in Hindi, its a popular number from an old movie. It goes like this "Nanhi kali sone chali" It means , "little bud is about to fall asleep , oh! wind blow slowly bring the wings of the sleep with you and rock her cradle before you leave. My doll is like a ray of moon and she has been raised with lot of pampering If today moonlight you are coming down to my street then hum a song to her very slowly. if the strand of silk clings to her tiny feet or if one of the bells make a noise (a piece of jewellery called payal worn on feet has lots of them) and my little princess wakes up Oh! sleep then come and rock her back to sleep." the song is worded and tuned so beautifully that I loved this song. Believe it or not but my daughter'seyes lit up whenever I say the words, "doll like a moon ray" and "my little princess" always. I sincerely believes she understands the song and knows its about her. Sometimes she sings it by saying aaaaaa along with me and goes to sleep. I hope she would remember it when she grows up.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
20 Mar 07
I like to sing tumhin mere mandir, tumhin meri poojah, tumhin devta hoooooooo tumhin devta ho.. jidhar dekhti hun, udher tumhin tum ho na jaane magar, kin khayallon main gumho.. jhider dekh kar ye.. khayal aa raha hai.. ke jaise farishta..koi so raha hai.. tumhim mere mandir.....
@lyfhome (84)
• China
20 Mar 07
i have heard my wife singing something to make my son sleep three years ago. i didn't remember the song, it's not famous. now the young mother can't sing any lullabies again here.
@yanjiaren (9050)
20 Mar 07
you can teach me it?lol
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
17 Mar 07
yao ya yao, yao ya yao yi yao yao dao waipo qiao waipo jian wo mimi xiao gei wo tangguo gei wo gao kua wo shi ge hao baobao
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@yanjiaren (9050)
20 Mar 07
heheeh I will ask my zhang fu if he knows the music to this then i can sing it to hbim before we shui jiao la lol
• Netherlands
17 Mar 07
I do lullabies my daughter when she goes sleep. We sing together and always two different language lullabies songs. One called called "slaap kindje slaap" (in Dutch) and the other one called "nina bobo"(in Indonesian). When she doesn't want to go to sleep she will lullabies me instead....hehehe. Nice try...
@yanjiaren (9050)
17 Mar 07
thanks guys..
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
20 Mar 07
I am from Malaysia and I would say my favorites are "Tepuk Amai - Amai" and "Burung Kakak Tua". I can still sing both of them now and I would be singing that to my first child soon.
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• Sri Lanka
18 Mar 07
The most widely used lullaby in Sri Lanka goes as follows, when translated from Sinhala to English: Sleep, sleep, sleep, Baby Sleep, sleep, sleep, Baby Your mother went to bring milk She wanted more milk The pot of milk flowed through the river Storks flew over the river. Your Mum is dark, dark, dark Your Dad is dark, dark, dark Your Granpa is dark, dark, dark But you are Tan, tan tan.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
LOL...yan, this reminds me of the many collection of lullabies that I have. I bought it when I first got pregnant. My personal favorite is a CD entitled "Melodies for Babies." Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head, Top of the World, I Dreamed A Dream and Some Enchanted Evening are some the songs included in the CD. Every time I played it, the feeling of nostalgia will set in. It always stop what I'm doing and I will reflect on the time when I'm still pregnant with my first child and the day I gave birth to her. It saddened me and be proud as well.
• United States
18 Mar 07
My daughter loves me singing lullablies to her. She likes: 'rock a by baby', 'tinkle, tinkle, little star', 'hush little baby'.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
17 Mar 07
O yes I did sing her lullaby's, and even when she was much older, and went through the normal puppy love, and disappointments. The one famous, not in my country, but in our family is "Slaap my kindjie" and it means sleep my little one, and then it goes on saying my you have the sweetest of dreams, and God willing wake up refreshed tomorrow. That was just roughly translated. She is a 28 and still remembers it.
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@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
17 Mar 07
here in the philippines, the most famous lullaby i know of is "ugoy ng duyan" which means a slight move of the baby swing. well, it's hard to explain. but it's soppy, too and even now, it makes most people cry when hearing it. the lyrics says that mom is the greatest person to put a baby to sleep. and it's really cute and touchy!
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@beaniegdi (1966)
17 Mar 07
I used to sing to may children when they were little and I know my mum used to sing them to me, my favourite always is rock a bye baby.
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@samrat16 (2442)
• India
17 Mar 07
Yes , we sing lot of songs and famous one is " lala lala lori dhoodh ki katori doodh mein patasha munni kare tamasha " . I feel you won't understand it. It means a small girl is about to sleep and we are helping her to sleep.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Whenever I put my daughter to sleep, I sing her "Rock-A-Bye, Baby", "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", and some other slow nursery rhyme that I could think of..
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