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This song is about people (and even animals!) chipping in to help do a task. (source)

Lyrics - Pinyin

(Folk song from China)

Bá luóbo, bá luóbo.
Hāi yāo hāi yāo, bá luóbo,
hāi yāo hāi yāo, bá bù dòng,
Lǎotàipó*, kuài kuài lái,
kuài lái bāng wǒmen bá luóbo.

*Replace word with other people / animals.

…Lǎogōnggōng…

…Xiǎo gūniáng…

…Xiǎo huáng gǒu…

…Xiǎohuā māo…

…Xiǎo lǎoshǔ…

English Translation - Pull the Carrots**

Pull the carrots**, pull the carrots.
Hey hey hey, harvest carrots,
Hey hey hey, can’t pull it out,
Old woman*, come quickly
Come and help us pull the carrots.

*Replace word with other people / animals.

…Old man…

…Young girl…

…Little yellow dog…

…Kitten…

…Little mouse…

**Often translated as radish or turnips.*

Chinese - 拔萝卜

拔萝卜、拔萝卜。
嗨吆嗨吆,拔萝卜,
嗨吆嗨吆,拔不动,
小姑娘*,快快来,
快来帮我们拔萝卜。

*Replace word with other people / animals.

…老公公…

…小姑娘…

…小黄狗…

…小花猫…

…小老鼠…

Recorder Notes D, G, A, B, D'

See also

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  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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