Can Someone Help with a Hungarian Lullaby that Sounds Like, “Boulah boulah…”?

Nicole wrote:

I have been trying to find an old Hungarian lullaby that my grandmother sang to me and I sing to my kids. I do not know what it means and I do not know all the words. The verse is something like:

Boulah boulah, boulah, boulah boopin do ya.

I am sure I am misspelling everything.

Do you know it? Can you help me find the whole song and the meaning?

Thank you,


If anyone can help Nicole with the original Hungarian words to this lullaby and/or an English translation, please let us know in the comments below.


Mama Lisa

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5 Responses to “Can Someone Help with a Hungarian Lullaby that Sounds Like, “Boulah boulah…”?”

  1. Zakor Dóra Says:

    Dear Nicole,
    It doesn’t really sound hungarian. Do you know only this part of it? I really would like to help, and I know quite much song, rhyme, lollaby in hungarian, but I have no idea what it could be.

  2. Sam DeMattio Says:

    It sounds alot like Tuke bahh.

  3. Dana Says:

    that really does not sound hungarian at all, i cant even think of any words with resembling sounds, maybe if you could somehow try to remember another part

  4. Raoul Montecristo Rush Says:

    I am sorry for writting here. I don’t know where else to ask for help. My Hungarian Great-grandmother used to sang something like this:

    Ross ross treel
    Debauer hotta fil
    Debauer hotta rodiku
    Mamma los mihar estu
    No no net
    De (and then she said my name)
    Faltin thre

  5. Raoul Montecristo Rush Says:

    Please help me if you know the correct spelling and lyrics. It would be even nicer to have a translation.

    My mom and aunties and I, will be very greatfull.



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