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Thread #123908   Message #2733054
Posted By: Azizi
28-Sep-09 - 08:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Do-do (Spanish lullaby) 'Little shoes...'
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do-do (Spanish lullaby) 'Little shoes...'
Hello, Jim.

Thanks for posting this song. I don't know it, but wanted to add something about the word "do do".

In the context of that song, the phrase "do do" probably means something like "dearest one" or "sweetheart" (referencing a child and not a lover).

See this entry from West Indian dictionary:

"doo doo Noun

Usage: From the French "doux doux", "doux" meaning sweet.
Usually paired with darling - doux doux darling."


There's a discussion about the phrase "do do" in this Mudcat thread:
Lyr Req: Yeller Gals - Doodle or Do Not?


But "do do"="dearest" shouldn't be confused with the similarly spelled Creole word for "sleep". gives "sleep" as the meaning for "doe doe".

Also, Urban Dictionary has this entry (among other meanings) for the phrase "do do":

To sleep, or go to sleep; from the Cajun French "fais do do." Used generally in the New Orleans area only (and surrounding smaller cities in Louisiana)"

Mom: Go dodo dahlin'
Daughter: G'nite Mama!