Velc pelite
(Draw in, little mouse)

Latvian lullaby

Velc pelite bērnam miegu,
kur incītis neredzēj.
Pelīt brauca rati čīksta,
pilnu vezmu miega ved.

Nevienami bij tik labi,
kā manami bērniņam.
Zelta striķi vara līkste,
sidrabiņa šūpulīts.

Kas vilkami kas lāčami,
mežā kāra šūpulīt.
Lieli viri izauguši,
nešūpoti neaijāt.
Draw in sleep, little mouse,
so kitty doesn’t see you.
The mouse drove a creak cart,
hauling in a load of sleep.

No one’s had it as good,
as my little baby.
Golden cords, a copper spring-pole,
a silver cradle.

Who placed a cradle,
for the wolf and the bear?
They grew up,
uncradled, unrocked.