In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Then, at last, quite recently, I got it: a man told me that is definitely an old Basque cradle song.
- The European cradle song tries only to put the child to sleep.
- Not only does he ‘love the cradle songs the mothers sing’, he has composed one.
- ‘We included cradle songs which imitated rocking-chair rhythms,’ says Montemurro.
- Similarly, the Berceuse gains much from being played simply - as a cradle song.
- The state of Bengal during the 18th century has nowhere been so vividly pictured as it has in that famous Bengali cradle song.
- The cradle songs are a perfect illustration of Isokoski's approach: simple, direct, and deeply moving.
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