Acadian Lullaby

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Acadia was a colony of New France in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day Maine. (source)

Lyrics - French

(Canadian folk song, Nova Scotia)

Dors, dors, le petit bibi,
C’est le beau p’tit bibi á maman.
Dors, dors, dors, dors, dors, dors le bibi á maman.
Demain s’y fait beau j’irons au grandpére;
Dors, dors le p’tit bibi.
Dors, dors, dors, dors, dors, dors le bibi á maman.

English Translation

Sleep, sleep, little baby,
It’s mother’s beautiful little baby.
Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep mom’s little baby.
Tomorrow it’s nice; I’ll go to grandfather.
Sleep, sleep, little baby,
Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep mom’s little baby.

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  • Song with chords, English version, Student Copies for Recorder Duet (notes E,G,B,C’), Orff Arrangement (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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