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Many a year ago in old sorrento
A certain ditty was quite the thing
Whenever a mother rocked her baby in sorrento
This little ditty she used to sing:

Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
My bambino go to sleep!

Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
My bambino go to sleep!

All the stars are in the skies ready to say "goodnight"
Can't you see your doll is sleepy, too?
Close your drowsy little eyes, mama will hold you tight
While she sings a lullaby to you:

Oh, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
My bambino go to sleep!

( chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa, and chi-lawa )
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah ( la goombah! )
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
My bambino go to sleep!

( chi, chi, chi-baba! )
Chi, chi, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah ( la goombah! )
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
My bambino go to sleep!

All the stars are in the skies ready to say "goodnight, goodnight"
Can't you see your doll is sleepy, too?
Close your drowsy little eyes, mama will hold you tight
While she sings a lullaby to you, ever so sweetly!

Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah ( la la goombah! chi-baba! )
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
My bambino go to sleep!

Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
My bambino go to sleep!
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
My bambino . . .
Go to sleep!



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  • U
    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 8:27 am
    My mee maw sang this to me as a child and i have to my children just wondered if i could hear the song.. Just got the lyrics.. Sigh

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