Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sŏmjip Agi (Island House Baby) Performed by Cho Hyeryŏng, Chu Hyŏnmi, and the KBS Pop Orchestra

The most poignant of Korean lullabies, too onomatopoeic to translate, it recants a mother's words as she leaves her baby to sleep alone at home to diving for abalone, asking that the waves of the sea lull the baby to sleep.

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