On Music and Dance

Before words perhaps there was song and dance. Learning about my Lithuanian heritage has taken me to listen to melodies or tunes sung by my ancestors. This animated video comes from  “Lullabies of the World” – a Russian animation project on the lullabies of different nations.

The lyrics in English, thanks to Tikras Draugas:

Mouse, mouse,
Carry the sleep
Under the small girl’s pillow,
The sweet sleep.

For kitty not to feel,
The small one not to awake,
For it sweetly sleep.

Mouse, mouse
Carry the sleep
Through the nine boxrooms,
Through the tenth – the guest-chamber,
The sweet sleep.

Mouse, mouse,
Carry the sleep,
Like bee carries the honey.
The sweet sleep.

For kitty not to feel,
The small one not to awake,
For it sweetly sleep,
For it sweetly sleep,
For it sweetly sleep.

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