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POLISH LULLABY

SPIJ LALECZKO SPIJ, DEZKA ZAMNOZ JUZ, JUTRO WSTONISZ ZNOW, SPIJ
LALECZKO SPIJ. JA PROZY TOBIE BIDE, I KOLYSOC BEDE, DCZKA ZAMROZ
JUZ, JUTRA WSTONISZ SNOW. TRANSLATION: SLEEP LITTLE DOLLY, SLEEP
CLOSE YOUR LITTLE EYES. TOMORROW YOU WILL RISE AGAIN SLEEP
LITTLE DOLLY, SLEEP. I WILL SIT BESIDE YOU AND I WILL ROCK YOU.
TOMORROW YOU WILL RISE AGAIN, SLEEP, LITTLE DOLLY, SLEEP

Submitter comment: SUNG BY INFORMANT'S MOTHER AND BY INFORMANT TO HER CHILDREN.
SPELLING AND TRANSLATION CAME FROM INFORMANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 11-07-1974

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LULLABY

NOW THE MOON SLEEPS AND THE STARS ARE SLEEPING. THEY TIRED
MY LITTLE DOLL. CLOSE YOUR LITTLE EYES AND LAY DOWN YOUR
LITTLE HEAD AND I WILL TELL YOU A TALE. THERE WAS A KING,
THERE WAS A "PAZ" , AND THERE WAS ALSO A QUEEN.
THEY LIVED IN THE MIDDLE OF A ROSE GARDEN, DID NOT KNOW STORMY
WEATHER, AND EVERYONE KNEW ABOUT IT.
THEN A TERRIBLE LOSS, A SUDDEN DEATH, CAME UPON THEM.
THE KING WAS EATEN BY THE DOG, THE "PAZ" WAS
EATEN BY THE CAT, THE QUEEN, THE MOUSE HAD EATEN. BUT SO THAT
YOU WILL NOT BE SAD MY DEAREST LITTLE DOLL, FROM SUGAR WAS MADE
THE KING, FROM CHOCOLATE THE "PAZ", AND THE QUEEN
"Z MARCEPANA."

Submitter comment: "Z MARCEPANA" IS A TYPE OF CAKE WHICH THE
QUEEN WAS MADE OF.
THE INFORMANT DID NOT KNOW WHAT KIND IT EXACTLY WAS.
THIS IS A TRANSLATION OF THE LULLABY LEARNED IN POLAND.
THIS IS TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

James Callow comment: MARZIPAN IS A CONFECTION MADE FROM ALMOND PASTE AND
CK[ EGG WHITE AND SUGAR. PAC

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; POLAND ; Sterling Heights ; GOWARCZOW

James Callow Keyword(s): EGG WHITE AND SUGAR. PAC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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ALABAMIE COON

"GO TO SLEEP MY LITTLE PICK-A-NINNY/BROTHER FOX'LL CATCH YOU IF
YOU DON'T/ROCK-A-BYE, HUSH-A-BYE, MAMMY'S LITTLE BABY/ MAMMY'S LITTLE
ALABAMIE COON"

Submitter comment: I WAS TAUGHT THIS SONG WHEN I WAS ABOUT 3 OR 4 AND IT IS STILL
FAMILIAR TO ME NOW.

James Callow Keyword(s): NEGRO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 00001954-00001958

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TEDDY BEAR TEDDY BEAR
TURN ALL AROUND
TEDDY BEAR TEDDY BEAR
TOUCH THE GROUND
TEDDY BEAR TEDDY BEAR
DO THE SPLITS
TEDDY BEAR TEDDY BEAR
CLIMB THE STAIRS
TEDDY BEAR TEDDY BEAR
SAY YOUR PRAYERS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DID THE COMMANDS IN THE SONG WHILE SHE
SUNG IT EVERY NIGHT BEFORE SHE WENT TO BED EACH
NIGHT WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

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HUSH LITTLE BABY DON'T SAY A WORD
PAPPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A MOCKING-BIRD
AND IF THAT MOCKING-BIRD DON'T SING
PAPPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A DIAMOND RING
AND IF THAT DIAMOND RING TURNS BRASS
PAPPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A LOOKING GLASS
AND IF THAT LOOKING GLASS GETS BROKE
PAPPA'S GONNA TO BUY YOU A BILLYGOAT
AND IF THAT BILLYGOAT GETS BONY
PAPPA'S GONNA TO BUY A CART AND PONY
AND IF THAT CART AND PONY TIP OVER
PAPPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A DOG NAMED ROVER
AND IF THAT DOG SHOULD RUN AWAY
PAPPA'LL BUY YOU ANOTHER ONE SOME FINE DAY.

Data entry tech comment: WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WOULD DO THE HAMBONE AND SING THIS SONG.
THIS WAS IN NEW YORK CITY.
THE HAMBONE IS A SORT OF DRUMMING ON YOUR THIGHS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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SONG

SUNSHINE MAN, SUNSHINE MAN}
PLEASE MAKE IT A FINE DAY TOMORROW.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS CHILDREN'S SONG
WHILE GROWING UP IN JAPAN,
AND TODAY, IN AMERICA, SINGS IT TO HIS
SMALL AMERICAN-BORN GRANDCHILDREN.
WHENEVER CHILDREN ARE GOING ON EXCURSIONS, ETC.
IN JAPAN, THEY MAKE A PAPER DOLL OF "TERUTERU BOZU" (SUNSHINE MAN),
HANG IT ON THE BRANCHES OF ANY TREE,
AND CHANT THE ABOVE SONG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 07-05-1964

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SONG

SLEEP, BABY, SLEEP.
WHERE HAS YOUR NURSE GONE?
OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS
TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S HOME.
SOON SHE WILL BRING YOU
FISH AND RED RICE.
SLEEP, BABY SLEEP
SLEEP, BABY SLEEP.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER SANG THIS JAPANESE LULLABY
TO HER CHILDREN IN JAPAN,
AND INFORMANT, LIKEWISE, SINGS THE SAME TO HIS
AMERICAN-BORN GRANDCHILDREN IN AMERICA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 07-05-1964

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SONG

GRANDMOTHER IS SITTING CLOSE BY THE FIREPLACE,
WITH SNOW IN HER HAIR AND A SMILE ON HER FACE.
I BET SHE IS THINKING IT HASN'T BEEN LONG,
SINCE SHE ROCKED BABY'S MOTHER ASLEEP WITH THIS SONG.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS SONG AS A CHILD(1930'S).
THE INFORMANT DOES NOT
REMEMBER THE TUNE TO WHICH
THIS SONG WAS SUNG.

Where learned: HOME ; PITTSBURGH ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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LULLABY (ARMENIAN)

OY OY OY OY

HOVN ANUSH , HOVN ANUSH

OY OY, OY OY

KOON ANUSH, KOON ANUSH

HOVN ANUSH, HOVN ANUSH, HOVN ANUSH

KOON ANUSH, KOON ANUSH, KOON ANUSH

HOVN: WIND ANUSH: SWEET KOON: SLEEP OY: OY: ?

IN A WAY TYPICAL TO GERMAN. NO ACTUAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION.

MIGHT GO SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

OY OY, OY OY
WIND SWEET, WIND SWEET
OY OY, OY OY
SLEEP SWEET, SLEEP SWEET
WIND SWEET, WIND SWEET, WIND SWEET
SLEEP SWEET, SLEEP SWEET, SLEEP SWEET

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 10-15-1968

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A POLISH LULLABY--ULLIIZO IJE MAWE JID--A STORY ABOUT A JEW GOING
TO A TOWN. A BAND IS PLAYING, IT IS TERRIBLE NOISE TO HIS EARS.
HIS PARENTS AND HIS CHILDREN ARE THERE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 12-00-1977

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LULLABY

ME ME NA BUNSO, NANAY MO MALAYO. PAGDATING MAY DALANG BUKAYO.
TRANSLATION ME ME IS A LULLING SOUND. SLEEP YOUNGEST ONE, YOUR MOTHER
IS FARAWAY. UPON ARRIVAL, SHE BRINGS BUKAYO. BUKAYO IS A SWEETENED
AND HARDENED COCONUT MEAT.

Where learned: PHILIPPINES ; MAKATI

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

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LULLABY

ROCK_A_ BYE BABY ON THE TREE TOP.
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS THE CRADLE WILL ROCK.
WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS THE CRADLE WILL FALL.
DOWN WILL COME BABY CRADLE AND ALL.

Submitter comment: MOTHER SANG THIS TO US WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

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BED TIME RHYME

HUSH LITTLE BABY DON'T SAY A WORD
MAMA'S GOING TO BUY YOU A SINGING BIRD
AND IF THAT SINGING BIRD DON'T SING
MAMA'S GOING TO BUY YOU A DIAMOND RING
AND IF THAT DIAMOND RING DON'T SHINE
MAMA'S GOING TO GIVE YOU A SILVER DIME
AND IF THE SILVER DIME WON'T SPEND
MAMA'S GOING TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

LITTLE SALLY WALKER SITTING IN A SAUCER
RIDE, SALLY RIDE WIPE YOUR WEEPING EYES
FLY TO THE EAST, FLY TO THE WEST
FLY TO THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE THE BEST

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 03-00-1964

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

LITTLE SALLY WALKER, SITTING IN A SAUCER
CRY SALLY CRY, WIPE YOUR WEEPING EYES
PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HIP
AND LET YOUR BACK BONE SLIP
AUH, SHAKE IT TO THE EAST
AUH, SHAKE IT TO THE WEST
AUH, SHAKE IT TO THE VERY ONE
THAT YOU LOVE THE BEST

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: CA0001969

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LULLABYE

MERRY LITTLE GYPSIES ARE WE, WITH HEARTS SO LIGHT AND STEPS SO FREE.
WE DANCE TOGETHER HAND IN HAND, A GAY AND HAPPY LITTLE BAND. TRA LA
LA LA LA TRA LA LA LA LA TRA LA LA LA LA LA LA. OH I HAVE PRETTY
THINGS TO SELL, FOR SILVER I CAN FORTUNES TELL. I MAKE CLOTHES
PEGS AND BASKETS LARGE AND LITTLE FOR THEM ALL I CHARGE. TRA LA
LA, ETC. I'M THE QUEEN OF THE GYPSIES ALL, EACH MUST ANSWER WHEN I
CALL. I LOVE THE EARTH AND SKIES ABOVE, I RULE MY SUBJECTS ALL WITH
LOVE. TRA LA LA ETC. A FAIR LITTLE GIRL SAT UNDER A TREE, SEWING
AS LONG AS HER EYES COULD SEE. SHE SMOOTHED HER WORK AND FOLDED
IT RIGHT, AND SAID DEAR WORK, GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT. TRA LA LA, ETC.
A BIG BLACK CROW FLEW OVER HER HEAD CRYING,"CAW CAW" ON HIS WAY TO
BED. SHE SAID AS SHE WATCHED HIS CURIOUS FLIGHT,"LITTLE BLACKBIRD
GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT." TRA LA LA, ETC.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER USED TO SING THIS TO ME WHILE ROCKING ME TO SLEEP. HER
FATHER SANG IT TO HER WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 02-00-1979

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BAQUINE

WHEN A CHILD DIES HE IS DRESSED IN WHITE AND ADORNED WITH FLOWERS.
THEN IN THE WAKE HE IS SUNG LULLABIES AND OTHER COMFORTING SONGS.
SOME OF THESE ARE QUITE SCARY AND WILL DEAL WITH THE DEVIL OR A
SPECIAL GNOME WHO STEALS CHILDREN.

Submitter comment: THIS IS DONE ONLY BY THE PEASANTS IN THE CENTER OF THE ISLAND.
BAQUINE IS AN INDIAN WORD FOR THIS KIND OF CEREMONY

Where learned: PUERTO RICO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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LULLABY

HUSH A BY DON'T YOU CRY
GO TO SLEEP BABY.
WHEN YOU AWAKE YOU SHALL HAVE CAKE
AND ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES DOWN IN THE MEADOW
DOWN IN THE MEADOW THERE'S A POOR LITTLE LAMBY
HUSH LITTLE BIRD DON'T SAW A WORD
CAN'T YOU HEAR THEM CRYING MAMY.

Submitter comment: HIS MOTHER USED TO SING THIS TO HIM IN ENGLISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TROY

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 00-00-1949

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LULLABY OF OLD

LITTLE BABY HEAR ME SINGING LULLABY OF OLD, HOURS OF SLUMBER WITHOUT
NUMBER TILL MY TALE IS TOLD, ONCE AN OLD MAN AND HIS GOOD WIFE LIVIN
ALL ALONE LABOR EVER COMPLAIN NEVER SIREEN WAS THEIR HOME AND ON A
MOUNTAIN HE TOILED DAILY GATHERIN FAGGOTS DRY, LIKE ALL WOMEN
WASHED LINEN IN A CREEK NEAR BY MMMMMMMMMMMMM
THIS IS DONE UNTIL
BABY IS ALL THE WAY ASLEEP.

Submitter comment: I WAS TOLD THAT THIS LULLABY COMES FROM CHINA AND SHE LEARNED IT
WHEN SHE WAS 8 YEARS OLD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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GO TO SLEEP MY PICK A NINNY BABY MAMA'S GOT HER ARMS AROUND YOU,
DREAM AND DREAM CLOSE YOUR EYES AND DREAM, GO TO SLEEP MY PICK A
NINNY BABY.

Submitter comment: I REMEMBER MY MAMA SINGING THIS TO ME WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 11-14-1980

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