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Growing up in a musical family, I was always sung to at bedtime, and I continued the tradition with my own 5 kids. Singing a variety of songs that were sung to me - from old folk tunes to show tunes - I added some of my own and each of my children ended up with "their song" in addition to all the others. As they've grown up and married, I have made books for them with all the lyrics to sing to their own children - - I individualize each book by putting that child's "song" as the first one. This summer I hope to record myself singing all of them and give a copy to each child, so they don't forget the tunes! :)
I used to sing Schubert's lullaby (https://www.youtube.com/wat... to my then baby niece <3 The lyrics, translated into Portuguese, my native language, were the following:
Sleep, my love, o treasure of my soul,
Sleep, my love, and mom (auntie) will make you sleep
Sleep, my love, quietly sleep
And mom (auntie) will make you sleep
She has a lovely sweet voice. This is an awesome program. Bravo for reminding these woman and children that they are worthy.
Wow❣ What wonderful giving, both by the parents and by the musicians. The Dalai Lama said:
"I am convinced that human nature is basically gentle, not aggressive. And every one of us has a responsibility to act as if all our thoughts, words, and deeds matter. For, really, they do. Our lives have both purpose and meaning."
This project and the results are a beautiful example of that.