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The Wiggles, Anthony's baby Antonio and his wife Miki

Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba is a popular Italian lullaby that The Wiggles sang on their album and video Pop Go The Wiggles!.

Lyrics

Many a year ago in old Sorrento
a certain ditty was quite the thing
Whenever a mother rocked her baby in Sorrento
this little ditty she used to sing:

Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
my bambino go to sleep!
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
my bambino go to sleep!

All the stars are in the skies ready to say "goodnight"
can't you see your doll is sleepy, too?
Close your drowsy little eyes, mama will hold you tight
while she sings a lullaby to you:

Oh, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
my bambino go to sleep!

(Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa,
and chi-lawa)
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah (la goombah!)
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
my bambino go to sleep!

(Chi, chi, chi-baba!)
Chi, chi, chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah (la goombah!)
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
my bambino go to sleep!

All the stars are in the skies
ready to say "goodnight, goodnight"
can't you see your doll is sleepy, too?
Close your drowsy little eyes, mama will hold you tight
while she sings a lullaby to you, ever so sweetly!

Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
An' chi-lawa kook-a la goombah (la la goombah! chi-baba!)
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
my bambino go to sleep!

Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
my bambino go to sleep!
Chi-baba, chi-baba, chi-wawa
my bambino . . .
go to sleep!

Song Credits

Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston (Anne-Rachel Music Corporation published by J Albert & Son Pty Limited. Licensed courtesy of J. Albert & Son)

Trivia

  • Anthony's son Antonio debuts in this song. His wife, Miki also appears.
  • An instrumental track is played on the Pop Go The Wiggles! DVD photo gallery.
  • This song doesn't appear in the American version of the Pop Go The Wiggles! DVD, but it did appear on the American release of the album despite this.
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