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Baegu lullaby from Fulinui village (Solomon Islands), sung by a woman named Afunakwa, recorded by Hugo Zemp in 1968, released on the Fataleka and Baegu Music of Malaita CD by UNESCO.
From the album This Way, Sweetheart!
Photo: Antony Robinson
Song page on website
Listen to the original recording of Afunakwa, with more info of this song:
This song has several arrangements and remixes from various artists, the most known ones are Sweet Lullaby by Deep Forest and Pygmy Lullaby by Jan Garbarek.
Little brother, little brother, stop crying, stop crying,
Though you are crying and crying, who else will carry you,
Who else will groom you, both of us are now orphans,
From the island of the dead, their spirit will continue to look after us
Just like royalty, taken care of with all the wisdom of such a place
Little brother, little brother even in the gardens
This lullaby continues to the different divisions of the garden,
From the island of the dead,
Their spirit will continue to look after us.
More songs from the album This Way, Sweetheart:
Erre gyere, rózsám (This Way, Sweetheart)
Jaj, de sokat áztam-fáztam (Yay, I’ve Been Freezing)
A pünkösdi rózsa (The Peony)
Beli Buba, Beli