In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free,
While God is marching on!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mille Cherubini in Coro

While we're on the subject of many babies, here's a video presentation of one of my favorite songs, "Mille Cherubini in Coro"--or, in English, "A Chorus of a Thousand Cherubs"--recorded by Italian singer Carlo Buti in 1935 (you may notice the somewhat "quaint" sound quality). The song is often performed around Christmas (hence the closing frame of the video), but it's delightful to listen to any time. It's such a soothing, heartfelt lullaby--perfect for quieting those zany octuplets! The lyrics, which are sung in Italian, appear in English below the video screen.

Sleep, Sleep,
dream, my little love.
Sleep, dream,
rest your head on my breast.
A choir of a thousand cherubs
smiles on you from the sky.
A sweet song
caresses your brow.
A hand is gently guiding you
through the clouds of gold,
dreaming and keeping watch
over you, my treasure,
protecting your path through life.
Sleep, sleep,
dream my little love.
Sleep, dream,
rest your head on my breast.
Close your eyes,
listen to the little angels.
Sleep, sleep,
dream, my little love.
Close your eyes,
listen to the little angels,
sleep, sleep,
dream, my little love.
Dream, my little love.
An interesting note: according to Wikipedia, Carlo Buti (1902-1963) was known as "the Golden Voice of Italy" and as the "Frank Sinatra of Italy", because of his preference for popular songs of the day over more operatic-type songs. As a boy, he was paid by other men to serenade their girlfriends.


It's A Wonderful said...

That was beautiful. I've never heard of Buti, I wish I had before today. I love those little cherubs! Very sweet, thank you.

Donna said...

That was a really nice video dad! I am learning more about you through this blog than I thought I would! It's so nice to be able to share these things when we live so far away!