Sleep, Sleep, Pennyroyal Flower - Iranian Children's Songs - Iran - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*Pennyroyal is a variety of mint.



Lala lala gole poone

Lala lala gole poone
Sagi oomad dare khoone
Noonesh dadam, khoshesh oomad
Sage raft o sahebesh oomad
Noonesh dadam khoshesh oomad
Abesh dadam badesh oomad
Lalalaye lalalaye.

"kh" like Spanish "j" or German "ch" in Bach.



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لالا لالا گل پونه

لالا لالا گل پونه
سگی اومد در خونه
نونش دادم خوشش اومد
سگه رفت، صاحبش اومد
نونش دادم خوشش اومد
آبش دادم بدش اومد
لالالایی لالالایی

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Fatimah Baji for contributing, transliterating and translating this song.

The illustration of the Pennyyroyal Plant comes from Medical botany by William Woodville. London, James Phillips, 1793, 1. edition, volume 3 (plate 171).

Khay'ly Mo'teh'shaker'am!