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This is a Japanese version of Rock, Paper, Scissors. (source)

Lyrics - Rōmaji

(Japanese folk song)

Jankenpon, yo
Jankenpon
Jankenpon, yo
Gū choki pā
1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

English Translation - Rock paper scissors fist

Rock paper scissors fist,
Rock paper scissors fist,
Rock paper scissors fist, (source)
Rock scissors paper!

Japanese – じゃん拳

じゃん拳ぽん
じゃん拳ぽん
じゃん拳ぽん
グー チョキ パー

Game

Partners face each other. At the end of the song, everyone counts to five. On the number five, each partner shows his hand: either rock, paper or scissors. The losing partners are “out.” The winning partners pair up with each other. (If both have the same hand, they both lose.)

See also

YouTube

  • Song with chords, Lesson activities for Meter (Duple & Triple), Student Copies for Recorder Notes D,E,G,A,B (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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