Колыбельные на английском

С английскими колыбельными возникла проблема потому, что петь я не умею, так что в моем исполнении они скорее колебальные. Чтобы не портить ребенку слух, пришлось отобрать простейшие, где можно наврать минимум, и пойти на хитрость: сочинить собственные. В собственных есть большой плюс - как я спел, так и правильно, и не надо подстраиваться под чужие ноты.
В итоге Ася с младых ногтей засыпает под четыре прошедшие отбор колыбельные:

1. Rock-a-Bye Baby (переделал и сократил под себя)

Rock-a-bye, baby
In the treetop.
When the wind blows,
The cradle will rock.

When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall,
But Daddy will catch you,
The cradle and all.

Baby is drowsing,
Cosy and fair.
Daddy sits near,
In his rocking chair.

Forward and back,
The cradle he swings,
And though baby sleeps,
She hears what he sings.


2. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (собрано из разных вариантов)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When the darkness comes along,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see where to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
Though I don't know what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Мелодию я сочинил такую:


3. Мерседес Дженис Джоплин (да, вот такой странный выбор, но Ася засыпает под нее, и ладно)

Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
My friends all drive porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends.
So oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz

Oh lord won't you buy me a color TV.
Dialing for dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until 3.
So oh lord won't you buy me a color TV.

Oh lord won't you buy me a night on the town.
I'm counting on you lord, please don't let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round.
Oh lord won't you buy me a night on the town.

Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz
My friends all drive porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends.
So oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.

4. Butterflies and Zebras

Ну и четвертая, собственного сочинения, смысла в ней мало, но Асе нравится. Да и сочинил-то я ее, собственно, когда укачивал ее. Что-то надо было петь, вот и напел ерунды. А потом увлекся, как нааранжировал... Но вы не обращайте внимания на инструменты, она поется-то одним голосом.

Butterflies and zebras fly into the sky,
Butterflies and zebras, baby, fly high into the sky.
They just want to please you
That's the only reason why
Butterflies and zebras, baby, fly high into the sky.

Singing above you, singing for you,
Singing about you, singing to you.

Dragonflies and grizzlies dive into the sea,
Dragonflies and grizzlies, baby, dive deep into the sea.
All they want is to amuse me,
To make you wonder, smile and see that
Dragonflies and grizzlies, baby, dive deep into the sea.

Floating below you, floating to you,
Singing we love you, singing for you.

Bumblebees and moonbeams crawl into you dreams,
Bumblebees and moonbeams, baby, crawl far into you dreams.
They just want you to be happy,
That's the only way to be, so
Bumblebees and moonbeams, baby, crawl far into you dreams.

Time to get drowsy to the moonbeams,
Time to start browsing throughout your dreams.
Won't you fly high, baby,
Won't you dive deep,
Won't you crawl far, baby,
Into your sleep.
So close your eyes...


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