This song and game is used in New Year celebrations.
Lyrics – Transliteration
Cambodian folk song)
Chhma khaaim keng!
Oh long oh long
English Translation - Hide the towel
Hide the towel,
Drag! Drag! (source)
Cambodian / Khmer – លាក់កន្សែង
Formation: Students sit in a circle on the floor.
One person (Person “A”) holds a “Kanseng” (towel) in one hand and walks around the outside of the circle and sings. “A” secretly puts the “Kanseng” behind one of the students on the floor (Person “B”). “B” jumps up, grabbing the towel, along with the person to their right (Person “C”). Both “B” and “C” run around the circle, with “B” chasing “C” until “C” returns to their spot and sits down again. “B” becomes the new “A” and puts the towel behind another student.
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- Song with chords, English version, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (dotted eighth / sixteenth notes), Orff arrangement, Student copies (recorder notes G,A,B)
- MIDI file
- Listen to the song