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Here Are Some Childrens Songs In Tagalog...



Ang lobo ko  Philippines
Ang Munting Bituin  Philippines
Bahay Kubo  Philippines
Nipa Hut   MP3 Midi
Ikot  Philippines
Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo  Philippines
One, Two, Three (Children's Chant) MP3
One, Two, Three (Lizards) (Nursery Rhyme)
Leron Leron Sinta  Philippines
Leron, Leron, My Love (Folk Song)  Midi  
Magtanim ay 'di biro  Philippines
Maligayang Pasko  Philippines
Merry Christmas (A Carol)
Maliliit na gagamba  Philippines
Mga Palaka  Philippines
Pen Pen de Sarapen  Philippines
Pen Pen from Sarapen (Counting-out Rhyme)  
Sampung mga daliri  Philippines
Yo! Yo! Butterfly (Folk Song)  
Tatlo Bibe  Philippines
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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of the world.
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    Watch Darth Vader say, "I am your father" to Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie in 20 different languages (as dubbed in the movies).  You can see a list of the languages with their voice actors below the video. Languages and Voice Actors: English (Original) – James Earl Jones Spanish (1980) – Isidro Olace […] Read more »
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      "The Moon-Baby" is a pretty poem that can be read or sung to young children before bedtime. The Moon-Baby There’s a beautiful golden cradle That rocks in the rose-red sky; I have seen it there in the evening air Where the bats and beetles fly, With little white clouds for curtains And pillows of […] Read more »
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    "The Little Blue Bus is the debut album from Michael O'Halloran, celebrated Australian singer/songwriter (and former primary school teacher). It's a 14 track collection of folk songs filled with gorgeous harmonies, lilting fiddle, washes of dobro (a resonator guitar), sweet mandolin and banjo and tells the tales of life in Australia, from the desert to […] Read more »
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    Lonnie wrote asking for help finding a story that his mother-in-law used to tell about the origin of black-eyed peas.  Here’s his question: I am trying to find a story my mother in law used to tell my daughter. All I can remember about it is the little pea tore something and it was sewn […] Read more »
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    Did you know that Japanese people do a circle dance to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw"? The version of the tune they dance to is a little slower and they call it the "Oklahoma Mixer"! Sadao Mazuka wrote to us about it from Japan: "In the description on Wikipedia, they say: ‘A slower […] Read more »
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    Monique Palomares wrote about the meaning and history of the Native American song "Ani Couni"… Ani Couni is a Native American song that’s well known in many countries. Yet no one seems to know for certain its true origin. There are many variations of how the title and lyrics are spelled, sometimes Ani Couni, sometimes […] Read more »
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    "Spring Song of the Swallow" is a lovely poem celebrating the joy of Spring. You can hear the poem sung in the recording below and read along with the text. MP3 Recording of Spring Song of the Swallow Spring Song of the Swallow by Marietta Holley Oh, the days are growing longer; So rang the […] Read more »
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    Ayako shared her impressions about Easter from Japan… Hi, Lisa   This year I got some Easter sweets here in Japan. I was curious about the Easter tradition because we are not so familiar with it yet, but I knew the tradition from Mama Lisa's blog.   I was very impressed that Lisa naturally dyed […] Read more »
  • Listen to this lovely recording of a group of women singing a lullaby in Mali! MP3 Recording of a Lullaby from Mali If anyone can provide the lyrics to this song, identify the language and/or offer a translation, please email me. Thanks! Mama Lisa Read more »
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    Mrs. Mulligatawny is a poem by Arthur Macy about the value of thinking for yourself.  Macy’s style reminds me of the writing of the American children’s author, Dr. Seuss.  Both have fun making fun of human foibles! You can listen to a wonderful recording of the poem below and read along with the text.  MP3 […] Read more »
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