(A New Month & A New Year)
New Year's Song
(Clap Your Hands)
(Come, Good Sleep)
(Come, Sleep, Come, Health)
(Ho, Hail and He May Prosper)
(Hush, Son of the King)
(It's Raining, It's Snowing)
(I've a Son and I'm Glad)
(Make No Noise)
(My Little Shining Moon)
(My Rosy Child)
(Our Patchwork Boat)
(Rain, Rain, Dear Virgin)
(Sleep, My Darling)
(Sleep Nurtures Babies)
(Swing, (My) Pretty )
(Take Him in Charge, Kind Sleep)
(The Child Wants to Dance)
(The Cuckoo Sleeps)
(The Girl (or Boy) Wants to Dance)
(The Rose is Sleeping Beside the Marjoram)
(The Turtle Dance)
(Today is Born of the Virgin)
(Today The Virgin )
(Water, Lady Vangeline)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
Featuring sheet music and links to recordings!
In Christmas Carols Around The World we've gathered over 75 beloved carols from countries and cultures all around the globe.
Each carol includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation.
Each includes links to recordings on the Mama Lisa website, some by professional
musicians, but many by ordinary people who have contributed them to us, to help
preserve their culture.
Most include beautiful illustrations and sheet music.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of
the songs and what they meant in their lives.
We've included beloved favorites from all over the world like:
"Tu scendi dalle stelle (You Come Down from the Stars)" from Italy.
"Guillô prends ton tambourin (Patapan)" from France.
And "Cantos para pedir posada (Carol to Ask for Lodging)" from Mexico.
We've also included English language favorites like
"Good King Wenceslas".
And spirituals like "Go Tell It On The Mountain".
Christmas Carols Around The World is a downloadable e-book, which you will gain access to immediately.
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Katina wrote asking for help with two Greek songs that she’d like to sing to her great-granddaughter. Here’s what she wrote: Hi Mama Lisa, I have two songs that were sung to me by my father and mother, and that I sang to my children and grandchildren. I want to sing them to my [...]
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Travel to far away places with our new E-Books Kid Songs Around The World and Lullabies Around The World
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - Mama Lisa's E-books are wonderful ways to help them experience other languages and cultures.
In Kid Songs Around The World we've gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe.
Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music. All include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings, hear the tune or watch a video performance. Each includes a beautiful illustration.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they meant in their lives.
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Over 50 lullabies and recordings from all over the world. Each Lullaby includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation.
Kid Songs Around The World and Lullabies Around The World are downloadable e-books, which you will gain access to immediately. (They are not physical books.)
We hope these books will help foster a love of international children's songs!
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