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Para Ninar

Para Ninar

Foge, foge, papão feio
Que o menino é muito meu
Vai a noite em mais de meio
Ainda não adormeceu.
Meu menino pende o rosto
Reza baixinho e de cor.
São trindades, é sol posto,
Dorme, dorme, meu amor!
Deus de certo se enganou
Quando o meu filho nasceu.
Porque um anjo me mandou
E os anjos são do céu.
Meu menino, meu menino,
Altas horas a dormir.
Em que sonhas pequenino
Quando te vejo a sorrir?
Foge, foge, papão feio
Que o menino é muito meu
Vai a noite em mais de meio
Ainda não adormeceu.
Meu menino, meu menino,
Altas horas a dormir,
São trindades, é sol posto,
Dorme, dorme, meu amor!
Dorme, dorme, meu amor
Dorme, dorme, meu amor
Dorme, dorme, meu amor
Dorme, dorme, meu amor
Dorme, dorme, meu amor.

Brazilian Cradle Song

Begone, begone, ugly bogeyman [1]
I'll have you know this boy's all mine
More than half the night’s already passed
And he's yet to fall asleep.
Lay down your head, my child
Pray quietly, and from your heart.
The Angelus calls, the sun is set,
Get off to sleep, get off to sleep, my love!
God surely must have made some error
When my little son was born.
Because he sent me down an angel
And angels are meant to live in heaven.
My boy, my boy,
Now sleeping in the wee hours of the night.
What is it you're dreaming of, little one,
When I see you break a smile?
Begone, begone, ugly bogeyman
I'll have you know this boy's all mine
More than half the night’s already passed
And he's yet to fall asleep.
My boy, my boy,
Now sleeping in the wee hours of the night,
The Angelus calls, the sun is set,
Get off to sleep, get off to sleep, my love!
Get off to sleep, get off to sleep, my love
Get off to sleep, get off to sleep, my love
Get off to sleep, get off to sleep, my love
Get off to sleep, get off to sleep, my love
Get off to sleep, get off to sleep, my love.
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[1] In the popular folklore of the lusophone world, the 'papão' or 'bicho-papão' is an imaginary being that can take on the form of any beast or creature. It is often portrayed as a monstrous animal with a penchant for eating children. In Brazil and Portugal, stories about the 'bicho-papão' are used by parents to scare children into behaving well.

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