Sidrabiņa lietiņš lija
(Silver rain was falling)

Latvian, winter solstice song from Sēlija

Sidrabiņa lietiņš lija,
kaladū, kaladū!
Ziemas svētku vakarā;

Visi sīki žagariņi
Sidrabiņu vizināja;

Visu nakti sveces dega
Sidrabiņa lukturos;

Mēnestiņis ceļu rāda
Saules meitas vedējiem;

Saule deva savu meitu
No veļiemi šai zemē.
Silver rain was falling
kalado, kalado
on the Winter solstice night;

All the tiny twigs
carried silver on them;

All the night candles burnt
in silver candle-sticks.

The Moon is showing the way to the drivers
who are carrying the Daughter of the Sun.

The Sun married off her daughter
from the land of shades to this world.