LATVIAN LULLABY

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 Latvian lullaby “Aijā, žūžū” has been included into a compilation disc of the world’s most beautiful lullabies and music book “Lullabies of the world”.

Singers and musicians from all over the world have recorded the most popular lullabies of their countries in an exclusive collection “Lullabies of the World”. Music for the songs was played with authentic national musical instruments of different countries. The compilation includes lullabies from Armenia, Belgium, Germany, China, Finland, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Czech Republic, Turkish, Hungary and Latvia.

Latvia’s favourite lullaby was included thank to Berlin-based Latvian singer Diana Moon Cerne, who convinced German producers to include “Aijā, žūžū” in “Lullabies of the World” collection.

“Latvia is a small country, but we have very beautiful music and talented people. I wish we showed our work more actively to others without fear of being judged. I wish we were more proud of our rich national heritage,” – she said.

Aijā žūžū lāča berni Lullaby
(Latvian)

Aijā žūžū lāča bērni, aijā žūūžū
Pekainām’i kājiņām’i, žū žū žū,
Pekainām’i kājiņām’i, žū žū žū.

Tēvs aizgāja medu vākt’i, aijā žūūžū
Māte ogas palasīt’i, žū žū žū,
Māte ogas palasīt’i, žū žū žū.

Tēvs pārnesa medus podu, aijā žūūžū
Māte ogu vācelīti, žū, žū, žū
Māte ogu vācelīti, žū, žū, žū

Tas mazam’i bērniņam’i aijā žūūžū
Par mierīgu gulēšanu, žū žū žū,
Par mierīgu gulēšanu, žū žū žū.

Hush-a-bye, Hush, My Bear Cubs Lullaby

(English)

Hush-a-bye, hush, my bear cubs, hush-a-bye, hush,
With your little brown bear feet, hush, hush, hush
With your little brown bear feet, hush, hush, hush.

Father went to collect honey, hush-a-bye, hush,
Mother, to pick berries, hush, hush, hush,
Mother, to pick berries, hush, hush, hush.

Father brought a honey pot, hush-a-bye, hush,
Mother, a basket of berries, hush, hush, hush,
Mother, a basket of berries, hush, hush, hush.

It’s all for baby, hush-a-bye, hush,
To sleep peacefully, hush, hush, hush,
To sleep peacefully, hush, hush, hush.