Lala means "sleep".

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Notes

*Lala means "sleep"
** A Persian Carpet Flower has the binomial name Edithcolea grandis. You can see the flower in the photo below. Fatima wrote from Iran, "This flower is really like the Persian rug's flowers. I had a look on our rugs and I found that basically they used a pattern like this flower's form in the rug's design."

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Transliteration

Lala lala, gole lale
Palang dar kouh che minale
Lala lala, gole qaalee
Babat rafte, jayash khalee
Lala lala, gole khashkhash
Babat rafte, khoda hamrash
Lala lala, gole zireh
Bacham aroom nemigire
Lala lala, gole abi
Chera emshab nemikhabi
Lala lala, gole sad par
Bekhab ay nazaneen delbar
Lala lala gole badoum
Bekhab aroom, bekhab aroom
Lala lala, gole aveshan
Babat amad, cheshmet roushan

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The text in parentheses in the version of the lyrics below gives the formal Persian for the phrase that's in the lyrics just next to it to the right.

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Photo of a Persian Carpet Flower

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Fatima Baji for contributing, transliterating and translating this song and for sharing her painting of poppies!

Photo of Persian Carpet Flower by Frank Vincentz, cc.

Moteshakkeram!