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CHI-BABA, CHI-BABA (MY BAMBINO GO TO SLEEP) (Music: Al Hoffman & Jerry Livingston / Lyrics: Mack David) Perry Como with The Satisfiers - 1947 Also recorded by: Louis Prima Many a year ago in old Sorrento A certain ditty was quite the thing Whenever a mother rocked her baby in Sorrento This little ditty she used to sing Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa My bambino go to sleep Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa My bambino go to sleep All the stars are in the skies ready to say goodnight Can't you see your doll is sleepy, too Close your drowsy little eyes, Mama will hold you tight While she sings a lullaby to you Oh, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa My bambino go to sleep (Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-baba) (Chi-baba, chi-wawa and chi-lawa) Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah (la goombah) Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa My bambino go to sleep (Chi, chi, chi-baba) Chi, chi, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah (la goombah) Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa My bambino go to sleep (All the stars are in the skies) (Ready to say goodnight, goodnight) (Can't you see your doll is sleepy, too) (Close your drowsy little eyes, Mama will hold you tight) (While she sings a lullaby to you, ever so sweetly) Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah (la la goombah, chi-baba) Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa My bambino go to sleep Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa My bambino go to sleep Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa My bambino go to sleep (Contributed by Mel Priddle - June 2012)

    


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