folk song

Bob-A-Needle

Lyrics (African American folk song) Well a oh, bob-a-needle, bob-a-needle,And a oh, bob-a-needle CallBob-a-needle is a-runnin’,ResponseBob-a-needle ain’t a-runnin,’ CallBob-a-needle is a-runnin’,ResponseBob-a-needle ain’t a-runnin,’ Well a oh, bob-a-needle, bob-a-needle,And a oh, bob-a-needle, bob-a-needle, CallYou got a bob-a,ResponseBob-a-needle is a-runnin’, CallYou got …

Duérmete mi niño

Lyrics – Spanish (Folk song from Venezuela) Duérmete mi niño, que tengo que hacerLavar los pañales y sentarme a coser. (repeat) Ese niño quiere que lo duerma yoDuérmalo su madre que ella lo parió. (repeat) English Translation – Sleep my baby …

Mwalimu wetu hapendi kelele

Lyrics – Swahili (Folk song from Tanzania) Mwalimu wetu hapendi kelele, anapenda nyimbo na vigelegele, akivaa khanga inamsumbua akivaa tenge mawingu ya mvua. English Translation – Our teacher does not like noise Our teacher does not like noise, he loves …

Round and Round

Lyrics (Folk song from the West Indies, Caribbean) Round and round we must go,Bom, makaleli, chee chiem bom.Down ______ (sing name of student) you must go,Bom, makaleli, chee chiem bom. Game Formation: Students stand in a circle (optional: students can …

Ser como el aire libre

Info This song was sung by the United Farm Works of Delano, California (USA). Lyrics – Spanish (Folk song) RefrainSer como el aire libre,No mas se pasa volando.Ser como la palomaTambién se pasa volando. 1. Cuando yo era chico,mi madrecita …

Die Blümelein sie schlafen

Lyrics – German (Johannes Brahms) Die Blümelein sie schlafenSchon längst im Mondenschein,Sie nicken mit den KöpfenAuf ihren Stengelein.Es rüttelt sich der Blütenbaum,Es säuselt wie im Traum:Schlafe, schlafe, schlaf du, meine Kindelein! Die Vögelein sie sangenSo süß im Sonnenschein,Sie sind zur Ruh …

Bu Yu Ge

Lyrics – Pinyin (Chinese folk song) bái làng tāo tāo wǒ bú pàchēng qǐ duò ér wǎng qián huásā wǎng xià shuǐ dào yú jiābǔ tiáo dà yú xiào hā hā English Translation – Fishing song Torrential white waves, I …

Na Bahia tem

Lyrics – Portuguese (Brazilian folk song) Na Bahia tem – tem, tem, tem Na Bahia tem, ô baiana, coco de vintém (repeat) English Translation – In Bahia it has In Bahia it has – has, has, has In Bahia there …

Sacramento

Lyrics (Sea shanty, 1850) 1. A bully ship and a bully crewWith a hooda and a hoodaA bullymate and a captain tooHooda hooda ay.RefrainThen blow ye winds hi oh for Californy-oThere’s plenty of gold so I’ve been toldOn the banks …

Bonbolontena

Lyrics – Basque (Basque folk song) Bonbolontena, nere laztana,Ez egin lorik basuan.Aizteritxuak eamango zailuErbiya zeralakuan. Bo. English Translation – Bonbolontena (person’s name) Bonbolontena, my darling,Don’t sleep in the forest,The little fox will get you,Mistaking you for a hare. Sleep.(source) See …

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