(Ćira Is Sitting on Top of the Hay)
(A Lilac Tree has Blossomed)
(At the End of the Village)
Folk Dance Song
(Granny Rocks the Baby)
(Milica Has Long Eyelashes)
(Mitka's Legs Hurt)
(Rabbit's Digging up a Turnip)
(Ring-a Ring-a Raja)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Serbia and more.
Let happiness the guarded treasure be of the mind’s padlock, and true love be key. -from The Padlock (circa 1788) Love Padlocks can bee seen throughout much of Europe and other places around the world like Taiwan. Peter wrote, "Couples put their names on a lock and then lock them [...]
Connie wrote: I was hoping you could help me with an old Serbian rhyme. My mother-in-law grew up in a Serbian neighborhood. She always remembered one old rhyme. Now that she has Alzheimer's that poem is the only thing she connects too. Problem being we only know the beginning of it, [...]
Guest Blogger, Ed Gawlinski, has been involved in many cultural organizations throughout his life. Here, he discusses Easter traditions in several Eastern European cultures. A common custom is to color hard boiled eggs for Easter. We usually colored them on Good Friday, while eating hot cross [...]
David wrote to us asking for help with a song from the island of Fyn in Denmark… I need help with this song. It is found in an oral history from my ancestor on the island of Funen (Fyn in Danish) in Denmark; Odense is the capital. Here’s the phonetic version of the song: Socksey [...]
Kit wrote to us looking for help with a song her mom remembers… Mom is 88. She knows part of an old song. No matter how hard we look, we can’t find it. “A silly goose, on apple juice, refreshed herself one day, And then among her friends so young, she wandered on her [...]
Terry wrote asking for help with a Sicilian rhyme… I am trying to track down the rhyme my Sicilian (Sant'Agata, Messina) grandmother used to say to us as children, as she touched each part of our face, ending with a little cheek tap. All I remember is something like… nasca [...]
Maja wrote asking for help with a song… Please could you help me find the lyrics for a song passed down from my great-grandmother?She lived on a large plantation in Trinidad and went to school in England so it could have been a very old British ditty. All I recall are the verses: A [...]
“Go Plant a Tree is a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox from 1918. I thought it was fitting to share with Earth Day coming up this weekend. You can hear a recording of the poem below and read along with the text. Enjoy! -Mama Lisa MP3 Recording of Go Plant a Tree Go Plant a […] [...]
Pam Donkin is a children’s musician whose best known song is “Planting Seeds of Love.” Pam wrote, “The song was written to express that in planting a seed of love in my own heart, I love myself. When I love myself I share that loving-ness with others, planting seeds of love [...]
Did you know that the map used in most schools in the United States and elsewherearound the world is inaccurate? The map that’s mostoften used is called the Mercator Map. It distorts the size of land masses as the latitude increases from the Equator to the poles. The Mercator Map shows [...]
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