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Nini baba nini
Mackhan roti cheene,
Mackhan roti hoa gia,
Soja Baba Soja,
Mera baba soja,
Ninnie Nina baba so gaya, gaya.
Rest baby rest,
Butter, bread and sugar,
Butter and bread are finished
Sleep baby sleep,
My baby sleep
Little baby has gone to sleep.
Singing this song: Aditi (Bondless) to her son Isha (Lord)
In Hindi, Patna, Bihar, India, 2012
English translation: Jaya Soma
Illustration: Catherine Beeckman
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