Tente, baba, tente - Hungarian Children's Songs - Hungary - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*Zsofia wrote that Ingo-bingo is a nonsense phrase.

However, Csilla from Hungary wrote: "The phrase 'ingó-bingó' is actually not a nonsense phrase. 'Ingó' means tilting, or swaying, and it refers to the little rose bud tilting or swaying. 'Ingó-bingó' is a phrase where the meaningful part is repeated with a slight variation, therefore have we the 'bingó' part. (This could mean the game bingo as well, but not in this context :P :D) This is similar to words like 'hugger-mugger', 'topsyturvy', 'hurly-burly', 'helter-skelter', or 'hubble-bubble' in English, I think. So the English translation of the lines 'Aludj, ingó-bingó, kicsi rózsabimbó' would be something like 'Sleep, tilting-lilting, little rosebud'. "

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Zsofia Valentin for contributing this lullaby and for providing the English translation. Thanks to Csilla Deszpoth for providing more info on "Ingó-bingó".

Illustration: Walter Satterlee

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