Lullaby (Haiti)


This song has been sung for at least one hundred years. It is unknown who “General Lacaros” is.(source)

Lyrics - Creole

(Haitian folk song)

Dodo, dodo titite
Dodo sou bras manman ou
General Lacaros rété Anse-à-Veau
Pas quitté anyien pou titite à moin (repeat)

M’obligé coupé jupon moin
Pou’m fait casaque pou’ titite à moin

English Translation

Sleep, sleep little one
Sleep in your mother’s arms
General Lacaros in Anse-à-Veau
Didn’t leave anything for my baby (repeat)

I had to cut a piece from my slip
To make a dress for my little one

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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