Canticum Turbonis

You can read about the Dreidel song, including English lyrics, at Wikipedia.

Canticum Turbonis (unattributed; does anyone know who created this version?)

Turbo, turbo, turbo
Fictilis argilla
Ubi siccus et paratus
O turbine ludam.

Is corpus pulchrum tenet
Et tenue et breve crus,
Ac ubi fit defessus
Cadit et vinco tunc.


1 comment:

KateGladstone said...

I know of another version ... But I don't know Latin, so, for all I know to the contrary, THIS one may be full of mistakes ...



EST MIHI TURBULOLO
QUOD FECI ARGILLÄ€ —
EO SICCO ET PARATO
CUM EO JAM LUDAM.

CHORUS:
O, TURBE, TURBE, TURBE,
TE FECI ARGILLÄ€,
O, TURBE, TURBE, TURBE,
CUM EO JAM LUDAM.

PULCHERRIMUS CORPORIS
TENUISQUE CRURUM —
DEFESSUS QUANDO ERIT,
CADETUR, ET VINCAM.

CHORUS (BIS):