What Is The Origin Of This Niggun?
Each night when I put my one year-old son to bed I say Shema for him and sing him to sleep with "Kumi Roni" [track #3]. Does anyone know the origin of this niggun? The liner notes in the Yosef Karduner CD says something about the Maggid of Mezeritch.
I would appreciate any information that anyone has on this. Thank you.
* Also, does anyone know the origin of this niggun [track #1] that I sing to my daughter.
Rabbi David Sears responded:
"Rabbi Nachman Burstein shlita combined this old niggun with the words "Kumi Roni BaLayloh." Breslov tradition has it that the melody was written by the Maggid. Andy Statman once recorded it, too, on 'Songs of the Breslever Chassidim: Today.'"