იავ ნანა Iav nana
(Lullaby)

Georgian, K’akheti

iav nana vardo nana iav naninao
egre t’k’bilad udardelad ram dagadzinao
dedis mk’erdshi migignia shen t’k’bili binao
iagundis maranshia iav naninao
shig ghvino da lali bch’viso iav naninao
shig alvis khe amosula iav naninao
norchia da rt’osa shliso iav naninao
zed bulbuli shemomjdara iav naninao
gasaprenad prtasa shliso iav naninao
iav nana vardo nana iav naninao
Violet, nana, rose, nana, violet, naninao
So sweet and without worry may you sleep
You found a sweet home at your mother’s breast
Sapphire wine-cellar, violet, naninao
Wine and shining rubies, violet, naninao
There grew a poplar tree, violet, naninao
Young and spreading new branches, violet, naninao
In it sits a nightingale, violet, naninao
It has spread its wings to fly, violet, naninao
Violet, nana, rose, nana, violet, naninao