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Slaap Kindje Slaap
(Belgian Lullaby)
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This song is well-known in Flemish-speaking Belgium...

Slaap Kindje Slaap
Sleep, Little Child, Sleep
Lullaby
(Dutch)
Lullaby
(English)

Slaap kindje slaap
daar buiten loopt een schaap
een schaap met witte voetjes,
dat drinkt zijn melk zo zoetjes
slaap kindje slaap
slaap kindje slaap.

Sleep, little child, sleep
Out there walks a sheep
A sheep with white little feet
It drinks its milk so sweetly
Sleep, little child, sleep
Sleep, little child, sleep.
 
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Notes

Here's an alternate translation that Lyndsey Haezebrouck sent us:

Slaap, kindje, slaap,
Sleep, child, sleep,
Daar buiten loopt een schaap.
Ouside there is a sheep.
Een schaap met witte voetjes,
A sheep with white feet,
Dat drinkt zijn melk zo zoetjes.
Drinking his milk calmly.
Slaap, kindje, slaap,
Sleep, child, sleep,
Daar buiten loopt een schaap.
Outside there is a sheep.

Here's a video of this version:



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Note: There's a German version of this song called "Schlaf Kindlein schlaf".

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Joeri Arts for contributing this song and to Monique Palomares for the midi music. Many thanks to Lyndsey Haezebrouck for the 2nd translation of this song.

Many thanks to storyteller and author Ina Vandewijer for sharing her recording of "Slaap Kindje Slaap". You can hear more of Ina's recordings on SoundCloud.

Dank u wel!

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