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Lala lala lala lala
Ravam sahra bechinam gol
Gole reyhan
Yeki/dota, yeki ziba, dota khandan
Lala lala lala lala
Kojast sahra?
Chi shod golha?
Gole khandan toye reyhan
Gole ziba toye reyhan
Gole nazam
Bekhab reyhan.

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

Farsi is the name in Persian for the modern Persian language.


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لالایی گل ریحان

لالا لالا لالا لالا
روم صحرا بچینم گل
گل ریحان
یکی/دوتا، یکی زیبا، دو تا خندان
لالا لالا لالا لالا
کجاست صحرا؟
چی شد گلها؟
گل خندان تویی ریحان
گل زیبا تویی ریحان
گل نازم
بخواب ریحان

Thanks and Acknowledgements

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

Illustration: By Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.) - Flora de Filipinas, Gran edicion, pd.

Khay'ly Mo'teh'shaker'am!