Translation © by Claudia Landivar Cody

Nana
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE HUN IRI
Duérmete, niño, duerme,
Duerme, mi alma,
Duérmete, lucerito
De la mañana.
Nanita, nana,
Nanita, nana.
Duérmete, lucerito
De la mañana.

Translator's note: in this context, "nana" is a lullaby. The "ita" ending in "nanita" is an affectionate diminutive.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Claudia Landivar Cody) , title 1: "Nana", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Claycomb) , title 1: "Lullaby", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Berceuse", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Zoltán Retkes) , title 1: "Altató", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , title 1: "Seoithín seó", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Arthur Rishi

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 20

Nana
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
Go to sleep, Child, sleep,
Sleep, my soul,
Go to sleep, little star
Of the morning.
Lulla-lullaby,
Lulla-lullaby,
Sleep, little star
of the morning.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 24