Te amo: a lullaby that inspired a multi-language translation

When I was a regular at Baby Storytimes at the library – such a great resource! – in 2016, I learned this sweet lullaby named “Yo te amo”. The librarians taught the version which is the three verses you hear in the YouTube video, which included “I love you” in Spanish, French and English.

But I know more French than just “Je t’aime”, I took German in high school and there was also Chinese to incorporate. So here I’ve transcribed all of the lyrics I sing to E.

Te amo, te amo
All day long I’ll sing this little song to you
Te amo, te amo
Darling, I love you

Je t’aime, je t’aime
Toujours je chant ce petite chanson avec vous
Je t’aime, je t’aime
Bébé, je t’aime

I love you, I love you
All day long I’ll sing this little song to you
I love you, I love you
Darling, I love you

(all in Cantonese except underlined, which is in Mandarin)
我愛你, 我愛你
日日我唱這手歌仔對你
我愛你, 我愛你
寶寶, 我愛你

Ich liebe dich, ich liebe dich
All day long I’ll sing this little song to you
Ich liebe dich, ich liebe dich
Darling, I liebe dich

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