"African Version": Grandma Uses Lyrics of 'You Are My Sunshine' to Sing Lullaby for Grandson in Viral Video

"African Version": Grandma Uses Lyrics of 'You Are My Sunshine' to Sing Lullaby for Grandson in Viral Video

  • Young people on TikTok are talking about a grandmother who used the lyrics of an English song to sing a lullaby
  • The woman sang You Are My Sunshine, a song by Jasmine Thompson, but she barely knew the whole song
  • However, the way she manoeuvred the lyrics and turned the song into something fun for the baby has sparked positive reactions

A grandmother picked up 'You Are My Sunshine' by Jasmine Thompson and then sang it as a lullaby.

The woman was seen in a TikTok video holding and cuddling a small baby who looked calm and collected.

Photos of a woman cuddling a baby.
The grandmother sang a lullaby for the baby. Photo credit: TikTok/@esthernnennaya.
Source: UGC

It appeared the woman wanted to sing the baby to sleep, so she started gently and slowly. The baby boy watched her face with keen interest.

Grandmum cuddles and sings for baby

But when she started to sing, it was clear that she did not know the lyrics of the song, so she skipped some parts.

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She jumbled the whole thing in her mouth but managed to come out with a sound that appeared to have appealed to the baby.

Her efforts have been applauded by young people on TikTok who said she did her best. Some of them quickly started comparing the grandma to their own mothers, saying African mothers are the same. The interesting video was posted by @esthernnennaya.

Watch the video below:

Reactions from TikTok users

@Profashionall said:

"Auntie turned the song into a gospel song."

@chinomsoogoko commented:

"Lol… E for effort."

@Maya Cooper said:

"LMFAOOOO why is this me? One thing bout it ima get the melody right."

@lovewangari said:

"To sing the “to make me happy” line that loud knowing you don’t know what’s next."

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@thereal_kaylí reacted:

"The poor baby wants to run."

@IamKhaleesi said:

"I’m not disappointed."

@Sina commented:

"Lmaoooo Forreal!! Everything be sounding like praise and worship."

Viral video of grandmum who shaved grandson's hair

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a grandmother gave her grandson a haircut.

The child's mother dropped the baby with her and she decided to shave his long, curly hair.

The video was later posted on TikTok and the mother of the child said her heart was hurt.

Source: Legit.ng

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