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Bangau Oh Bangau
(Malaysian Kids Song)
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Bangau Oh Bangau
Egret, Oh Egret
Children's Song
(Malay)
Children's Song
(English)

Bangau oh bangau,
Kenapa engkau kurus?

Macam-mana aku tak kurus,
Ikan tak mahu timbul,
Ikan tak mahu timbul.

Ikan oh ikan,
Kenapa engkau tak timbul?

Macam-mana aku nak timbul,
Rumput panjang sangat,
Rumput panjang sangat.

Rumput oh rumput,
Kenapa engkau panjang?

Ana aku tak panjang,
Kerbau tak makan aku,
Kerbau tak makan aku.

Kerbau oh kerbau,
Kenapa tak makan rumput?

Macam-mana aku nak makan,
Perut aku sakit,
Perut aku sakit.

Perut oh perut,
Kenapa engkau sakit?

Macam-mana aku tak sakit,
Makan nasi mentah,
Makan nasi mentah.

Nasi oh nasi,
Kenapa engkau mentah?

Macam-mana aku tak mentah,
Api tak mahu menyala,
Api tak mahu menyala.

Api oh api,
Kenapa engkau tak mahu menyala?

Macam-mana aku nak menyala,
Kayu api basah,
Kayu api basah.

Kayu oh kayu,
Kenapa engkau basah?

Macam-mana aku tak basah,
Hujan timpa aku,
Hujan timpa aku.

Hujan oh hujan,
Kenapa timpa kayu?

Macam-mana aku tak timpa,
Katak panggil aku,
Katak panggil aku.

Katak oh katak,
Kenapa panggil hujan?

Macam-mana aku tak panggil,
Ular nak makan aku,
Ular nak makan aku.

Ular oh ular,
Kenapa nak makan katak?

Macam-mana aku tak makan,
Memang makanan aku,
Memang makanan aku.

Egret, oh egret,
Why are you so skinny?

How can I not be skinny,
Fish doesn't want to show up,
Fish doesn't want to show up.

Fish, oh fish,
Why don't you show up?

How can I show up?
Grass is so long,
Grass is so long.

Grass, oh grass,
Why are you so long?

How can I not be long?
Buffalo is not eating me,
Buffalo is not eating me.

Buffalo, oh buffalo,
Why don't you eat the grass?

How can I eat,
When my stomach is aching?
When my stomach is aching?

Stomach, oh stomach,
Why are you sick?

How can I not be sick?
I ate undercooked rice,
I ate undercooked rice.

Rice, oh rice,
Why are you undercooked?

How can I not be undercooked?
Fire is not burning,
Fire is not burning.

Fire, oh fire,
Why are you not burning?

How can I burn?
Firewood is wet,
Firewood is wet.

Firewood, oh firewood,
Why are you wet?

How can I not be wet?
Rain affected me,
Rain affected me.

Rain, oh rain,
Why did you affect firewood?

How can I not affect it?
Frog is calling me,
Frog is calling me.

Frog, oh frog,
Why are you calling rain?

How can I not call it?
Snake wants to eat me,
Snake wants to eat me.

Snake, oh snake,
Why do you want to eat frog?

How can I not eat it?
It is my food,
It is my food…
 
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Notes

The blog whereinsoever wrote the following about this song: "EVERY culture has a folk song about the circle of life. in malaysia, it is fondly called, 'bangau oh bangau'."

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The song in the video below starts around the minute mark.



If you want to sing it just try!. Check out an animation of Bangau, Oh Bangau.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Syariqie Fie Aurora for contributing this song. Many thanks to Lee San for translating it.

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