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Need help getting sleepy? Try this beautiful lullaby

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Zoe Romanowsky - published on 11/03/22

This beautiful Ukrainian lullaby by Zambra has all the right notes to calm you down and help you rest.

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Lullabies aren’t always for children — sometimes adults need them, too. So the next time you need a little extra help relaxing or falling asleep, try listening to this beautiful Ukrainian lullaby by the musical group Zambra.

Zambra, based out of Santa Cruz, California, sings “glorious global music with a radiant harmonic blend” — including Sephardic laments, Scots Gaelic walking tunes, Italian wedding songs, Swedish lullabies, and southern Appalachian hymns. The group usually performs a cappella, but also uses traditional instruments such as the fiddle, guitar, dulcimer and hand drum.

This lullaby is on their new CD called “Gathering In.” Here is the English translation to the words:

Oh, sleep walks by the windows

And the dream by the fence

Sleep asks the dream:

Where will we spend the night?

Where the cottage is warm

Where the baby is tiny

There we will spend the night

And rock the baby

Oh, the kitten will purr

The baby will dream

The kitten will purr

The baby will sleep

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