The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73583 Message #3927616
Posted By: leeneia
28-May-18 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: Gone the rainbow PP&M translation
Subject: RE: Gone the rainbow PP&M translation
You are right. Somebody night sing nonsense syllables to make a soothing sound and make the song longer. After all, you need to keep singing until the baby is well and truly asleep.
I wouldn't choose those particular syllables myself. They sound too silly. Also, babies are interested in syllables - that's what they listen for when first learning to speak. The crisp syllables of "rack shack bibba boo" will wake the kid up again.
IIRC, some relative of P, P, or M wrote those syllables.