Oct 26, 2011

Dodo Ti Pitit Manman

Dodo ti pitit manman
do-o-do ti pitit manman
Si ou pa dodo krab la va mange'w
Si ou pa dodo krab la va mange'w

Manman ou pala lalé nan maché
papa ou pala lalé la rivié
Si ou pa dodo krab la va mange’w
Si ou pa dodo krab la va mange’w

Choru
Dodo titit krab nan kalalou (allegro)
dodo titit krab nan Kalalou (allegro)

Tranlation

Sleep tight sweet little baby
Sleep tight sweet little baby
 If you don't sleep  Crabs  will eat you
if you don't sleep crabs will eat you

Your mother is absent she went to the market
Your father is absent; he went to the river
I you don't go to sleep. The crabs will eat you.
I you don't go to sleep. The crabs will eat you


https://youtu.be/2RRQA_LLu0g


1 comment:

Laurie said...

Anonymous said...

Dear Laurie,

I came across a song/game shared by a friend of mine that may or may not be Haitian. I'm unsure of the spelling but maybe you will recognize it anyways. I have no clue what it means though.

The leader would say each line and the others would repeat just as the leader did. There were body actions as well for each line.

OH MA CHE CHE
(repeat)
CHE CHE GORE
(repeat)
GORE RESO
(repeat)
RESO RESO MUNGA
(repeat)
SA SA MUNGA
(repeat)
SASASA SA SA MUNGA
(repeat)
MUNGA!!!
(repeat)

apparently, i've heared it had roots in Haiti, then was brought by someone to Alaska where my friend was visiting, then this friend brought it to Rwanda where I was and we continued teaching it...not knowing what it was.
if you can help me understand this at all please post a message on my website:
www.getjealous.com/lindsaypark
April 09, 2009
tania gardere macleod said...

my grandmother sang it to all 7 of her children and all grandchildren and great grandchildren! luckily it's something i was able to hear her sing over and over through out the years. my mom and dad also sang me to sleep with this song. and now i sing to my four children. so far, it has been all of their first word! my girls all sing to their baby dolls! it's precious. i love this song. always makes me think of my wonderful family.
February 09, 2010
Fé said...

Hi Tania- Glad you liked it, and thanks so much for reading. I appreciate you doing so!
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February 18, 2010

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