Translation Singable translation by R. H. Elkin

Dors, mon p'tit n'amour
Language: French (Français) 
Dans ta chambrette close,
Tout près de ta maman,
Comme une rose éclose
Sur un beau rosier blanc,
Dors, ma fillette rose,
Dors bien paisiblement ...
Sous la mousseline
Cachons lui le jour ;
Dors, ma Jacqueline,
Dors, mon p'tit amour.
Do, do, dodeline,
Do, do, mon amour !

Quand un bébé très sage 
A fermé ses doux yeux,
Bien vite un blanc nuage 
Prend son p’tit lit soyeux,
Et l’emporte en voyage 
Dans les jardins des cieux ... 
Sous la mousseline etc.

Il entend des musiques ;
Il voit des anges d’or ;
Des dames magnifiques 
Qui l’embrassent bien fort ;
Des fleurs sous les portiques, 
Et mille beaux trésors ...
Sous la mousseline etc.

Mais sa maman si chère 
N’est pas dans le pays ...
« Blanc nuage, sur Terre
Ramene mon p’tit lit ;
J’aime mieux ma p’tit' mère
Que ton beau paradis ! »
Sous la mousseline 
S’éveillant au jour,
C’est ma Jacqueline,
C’est mon p’tit n’amour ... 
Bonjour, gosseline, 
Bonjour, mon amour !

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  • ENG English [singable] (R. H. Elkin) , "Sleep, My Bonnie Baby"


Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-10
Line count: 38
Word count: 168

Sleep, My Bonnie Baby
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Safe in your cosy bower,
Quite close to mother's knee,
Fair as a budding flower
On a sheltering tree,
Shielded from storm or shower
Sleep, darling, peacefully.
Let the muslin curtain
Shield you from the light;
Sleep, my bonnie baby,
Sweetly through the night.
Hush, hush, sleep, my baby,
Hush, hush, lullaby!

When ev’ry model baby 
Closes in sleep its eyes,
Right thro’ the open window 
A white cloudlet flies,
Takes up the little cradle,
Bears it off to the skies.
Let the muslin etc.

What is this glorious music 
That thro’ the Heaven rings? 
See, what a lot of flowers 
And of wonderful things!
Who are these lovely ladies? 
Angels with golden wings?
Let the muslin etc.

"But where’s my darling Mother?
I do not see her here...
Then, if you please, I’d rather 
Leave this heavenly sphere! 
Come,little cloud and take me 
Back to my Mother dear!"
’Neath the muslin curtain, 
When the day-light breaks, 
See my bonnie baby 
Opens its eyes and wakes!
Hush, hush, my baby,
Hush, hush, lullaby!

From the Grovlez score.


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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-10
Line count: 38
Word count: 173