Can Anyone Help with a Polish Song?

Sylvia emailed us asking for help with a Polish song her father and grandfather sang to her when she was young. Here’s her email along with a recording of Sylvia singing the song:

Recording of Song

“Hi, I was wondering if you or anyone you know might be able to help me. My grandfather and father were both from Warsaw and when my brothers and I were younger they would sing a special Polish song to us.

I do not know how to write in Polish, but if I phonetically write it out, I’m hoping you might recognize the song. I have not been able to find it anywhere on the web. Both my father and his father are deceased and only my brothers, my mother, and I remember it. I am now a grandmother of a 1 year old and would love to be able to sing it to him or to play it for him.

The words (phonetically written) as I remember them are:

Soon loo dgit so pinyoo- eh manyoo
A yahnye she vonye peenyoo- eh mahnyoo

prehdo valle chalpeenya, yekoprelle strohveenya
ah zah retsta peenyoo, ah zah retsta mahnyoo

toomba toomba toomba yetzeh troh ge poh geloomba toomba toomba yetzeh troh ge poh galoomba

and then back to the beginning.

If you are not familiar with this song, would you mind asking others who know Polish songs please.

I thank you in advance for your help,
Sylvia (Gruszecki) Yasgur”

If anyone can help with this song, please comment below.

Thanks in advance!

-Mama Lisa

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