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Kid Songs and Rhymes of
South Korea

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Korean

English

Bura Bura (Nonsense Rhyme)  Midi
Dibidibidip (Game)  
Dung-gae (Nonsense Rhyme)  Midi
Jaem Jaem Jaem (Nonsense Rhyme)  Midi  
Scissors, Paper, Rock (Choosing Game)  

Korean Transliteration

English

Little Spring   MP3  
Half-Moon   MP3
 
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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of South Korea:
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    Variations of the choosing game Rock, Paper Scissors can be found all over the world.  The Korean version is "kai, bai, bo" (sometimes pronounced "gawi, bawi, bo").  In Korean, the order is different.  It’s always: "Scissors (?? – kai)", "Rock (?"? – bai)" and "Paper (? – bo)".  You can see a youtube of the […] Read more »
  • Curtis wrote asking about a Korean kids song… Have you ever heard of a Korean song that school girls sing as they clap hands that goes like this: Pong dong pong dong dolel (stone) donjiora (throw)… Thanks, Curtis If anyone can help with this song, please email me or comment below. Thanks! Mama Lisa Read more »
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  • Patricia wrote: Wondering if you have heard the words to a 50’s skipping game we played using elastics? I believe it was originally a Korean children’s game and the children of missionaries brought it back to Canada in 1939. Original words: Rioyun, Kaiyo, Yaku navide etc. This song was taught to commemorate the victory of […] Read more »
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    In addition to this blog, I also host Mama Lisa’s World. Mama Lisa’s World is a large collection of children’s songs and rhymes from countries all around the globe. Matt, a music teacher from Rhode Island, wrote a question to me, the other day, about Mama Lisa’s World: Hey Mama, I love the concept of […] Read more »
  • In an earlier entry, I wrote about the history of Labor Day. In case you were wondering, here are some of the countries where demonstrations were held or where Labor Day was in some way honored around the world today (in some cases against the wishes of the government)... Russia Belarus Japan Germany Italy Philippines […] Read more »
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    In previous entries I talked about the importance of Cherry Blossoms in Japan. In 1912 the mayor of Tokyo gave a gift of 3000 cherry trees to the city of Washington D.C., thus spreading the love of cherry blossom viewing to North America. Nowadays, Washington D.C. hosts the National Cherry Blossom Festival. I’ve been there […] Read more »

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