dimanche 20 septembre 2015

Numi Numi

Painting by Francesca Strino

Mommy sang me it,
Then my father. The song of
Joy and happiness.

Now I sing it to Sarit,
My childhood comes back to life.

Esther Ling

The most famous Jewish Lullaby of all time from the land of Israel.
The melody is just enchanting !

J'ai craqué en lisant ces quelques mots d'Esther ;
Puis la comptine... Je n'ai pu retenir mes larmes.
Ah ! Comme la vie serait belle, et si belle la Terre,
Si les hommes voulaient enfin déposer les armes !

Marie-Louise
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Sleep, sleep, my little girl.
Sleep, sleep.
Sleep, sleep, my little one,
Sleep, sleep.

Daddy’s gone to work –
He went, Daddy went.
He’ll return when the moon comes out –
He’ll bring you a present!

Sleep, sleep…

Daddy went to the vineyards –
He went, Daddy went.
He’ll return when the stars come out –
He’ll bring you grapes !

Sleep, sleep…

Daddy went to the orchard –
He went, Daddy went.
He’ll return in the evening with the wind –
He’ll bring an apple !

Sleep, sleep…

Daddy went to the field –
He went, Daddy went.
He’ll come back in the evening with the shadows –
He’ll bring you ears of grain !

1 commentaire:

  1. Dors, il faut dormir,
    Ton père est au pâturage,
    On est près de toi.

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