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Monday, December 14, 2009

Ek biladi padi chhe

Ek biladi padi chhe
Harve harve chaale chhe
Range bahu rupadi chhe
duudh khay, dahi khay
ghee to chap chap chaati jaay
andhara ma daagh chhe, pun
Mara ghar nu vaagh chhe!

-Submitted by Jusabali L.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gol Gol Rani

Gol gol rani
Itta itta paani
Pani mein phisla machli
Papa ne pakda
Mamma ne banaaya
Tum ne khaaya
Hum ne khaaya
Bada mazaa aaya

-Submitted By Sajeed L.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Aaloo Bola Mujhko Khao

Aaloo bola, mujhko khao
main tumko mota kar doonga
Palak boli, mujhko khao
main tumko taakat de doongi
Gobi, matar, tamatar bole,
gaajar,bhindi,baingan bole
agar hamem bhi khaoge,
jald bade ho jaaoge

(Not sure if this is a traditional rhyme, but could become one!)
-Submitted by Sabina P.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lakadi Ki Kaathi

lakadi ki kaathi kaathi pe ghoda
ghode ki dum pe jo maara hathauda
dauda dauda dauda ghoda dum utha ke dauda

ghoda pahuncha chauk mein chauk mein tha naai
ghodeji ki naai ne hazaamat jo banaai
chag-bag chag-bag chag-bag chag-bag
ghoda pahuncha chauk ...
dauda dauda dauda ghoda dum utha ke dauda

-Submitted by Salimah A.
(Too much of a fun song not to be considered a desi rhyme!)
Masoom (1983)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chandaa Maama Door Ke

chandaa maama door ke, puye pakaayen boor ke
aap khaayen thaali mein, munne ko den pyaali mein
pyaali gayi toot munnaa gayaa rooth
laayenge nayi pyaaliyaan bajaa bajaa ke taaliyaan
munne ko manaayenge ham doodh malaayi khaayenge,
chandaa maama door ke, puye pakaayen boor ke
aap khaayen thaali mein, munne ko den pyaali mein
chandaa maama door ke, puye pakaayen boor ke

-Submitted by Rozi B.
Also a song from the movie Vachan (1955)

A Sailor went to Sea.

A Sailor went to sea, sea, sea,
To see what he could see, see, see,
And all that he could see, see, see,
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea

-Submitted by Inayat R.

Tootiyo

(Hold one of your baby’s hand in your hand)
Ah Mama nu (point to finger one)
Ah Daddy nu (point to finger two)
Ah Dadi nu (point to finger three)
Ah Dada nu (point to finger four)
Tootiyo! (hold thumb and roll it as you say tootiyo)
(Open your baby’s hand as you say the rest and go towards the baby’s mouth as if feeding)
Mum mum kaho
Kahjaho
Dhoodo piyo
Pijaho
(Take your finger up and walk it towards baby’s underarm)
Etli war mah minderi Ivee,
Ivee
Ivee
(Tickle your baby"s underarm as you reach it)

-Submitted by me

Utoh Beta Ankhein Kohlo

Utoh beta ankhein kohlo
Bister choro
Muh hath dohlo
Der se sona teek nahi hai
Waqt ka kona teek nahi hai

(There is more to this rhyme, but I don’t know it. Please add it to the comments if you know this one!!)

-Submitted by Ashraf R.

Thapela Ma(n) Ghi

A-B-C
Thapela ma(n) ghi
Ghi ma(n) rotlo
Thari maa nu chotlo
-Submitted by me

Alif Be Pe

Alif be pe
Hum chote teh
Mummy marthi thi
Hum roh teh theh
Papa meethi la teh theh
Hum kah teh theh
Mummy jal thi thi
Hum has teh theh

-Submitted by me

Johnny Johnny

Johnny Johnny
Yes Papa
Eating sugar
No Papa
Telling lies
No Papa
Open your mouth
Ha ha ha

(Replace Johnny’s name with your child’s name.)
-Submitted by Sajeed L.

Maari Dai

(Baby’s name here) maari dai
Patle basi naahi
Patlo gayo kasi
(Baby’s name here) maari uthi hasi
Ha ha ha

(Female version of the poem, convert to male when singing for a boy)
-Submitted by Farida L.

Thali Wagaro Chokra

Thali wagaro chokra
Mama laveh kopra
Lukah kopra bahveh nahi
Mama ghur laveh nahi
Mama laveh bhajiya
Ane (baby’s name here) kareh khajiya

(Clap your baby’s hands together while singing this rhyme.)
-Submitted by Sultana R.

Chakki Chakki Aa

Chakki chakki aa
Dana kah
Pani pe ke
Udd Ja

Baby baby aa
Khana kah
Dhoo dhoo pe ke
So ja

(You can replace baby with your child’s name too!)
-Submitted by Nargis L.

Akkad Bakkad

Akkad bakkad bambai bo
Assi nabbe poore sau
Sau mein nikla dhaaga
Chor nikal ke bhaaga
Aacha aacha khana kaho
Chai, roti, biscuit.

(Have your child lay out both his hands with fingers open.  Keep repeating the poem until you land on each finger.  Have the child fold the finger you land on in the end each time.  Keep going until no more fingers remain open  Hours of entertainment for your child. :)
-Submitted by me and Shehnaz M.

Chubby Cheeks

Chubby cheeks
Dimple chin
Rosy lips
Teeth within
Curly hair
You’re so fair
Eyes are blue
Lovely too
Mummy’s pet
Is that you?
Yes yes yes (tickle baby when you sing the last line)
-Submitted by Shehnaz M.

Rollie Pollie

Rollie pollie rollie pollie (Rotate your arms around each other each time you say rollie pollie)
Up up up
Rollie pollie rollie pollie
Down down down
Rollie pollie rollie pollie
In in in
Rollie pollie rollie pollie
Out out out
Rollie pollie rollie pollie
Big big big
Rollie pollie rollie pollie
Small small small
Rollie pollie rollie pollie
Tickle tickle tickle

(I love this one you …. Its very simple and you can teach a lot of opposite words and basic concepts with it !!)
-Submitted by Shehnaz M.

Machli Jal Ki Rani

Machli jal ki rani hai
Jeevan uska paani hai
Haath lagao dar jaye
Baar nikalo mar jaye
(This one has some hand actions to go with it.  If you know them, please add your comments to this post!)
-Submitted by Shehnaz M.

So Ja Baby

Baby baby so ja
Lal palang pe so ja
Mummy daddy ayenge
Lal khilona layenge
Khelte khelte bhook lagi
Khalo beta moong phalli
Moong phalli mein dana nahi
Hum tumhare nana nahi
Nana gaye dilli
Diili se laye billi
Billi ne diye bache
Allah miya sachhe
Sachhe sachhe jayege
Bhai ki dulhan layege
Bhai ki dulhan kaali
Sau nakhre wali
Ek nakhra toot gaya
Bhai mera rooth gaya
-Submitted by Shehnaz M.