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Boci, boci tarka
(Hungarian Nursery Rhyme Song)


The translation below can be sung to the melody on the song.

Boci, boci tarka
Spotted, Spotted, Cow Cow
Nursery Rhyme Song
Nursery Rhyme Song

Boci, boci tarka - Hungarian Children's Songs - Hungary - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World, Intro Image

Boci, boci tarka,
Se füle, se farka,
Oda megyünk lakni,
Ahol tejet kapni.

Spotted, spotted, cow, cow,
Has no ears and no tail
Where are we gonna live,
Where you can get some milk.
Here's the version that's recited on the youtube...

Boci, boci megfázott,
Varrtam neki nadrágot,
Nem akarta felvenni,
Ágyba kellett fektetni.

English Translation:

Chilly*, chilly, cow, cow, cow,
I sewed her up some trousers
Not wanting at all to add
She had to be put to bed.


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Here's another version of this song as sent and translated by Krisztina Pinter….

Boci, boci, tarka,
Se füle, sem farka,
Mégis olyan tarka
Mind a macska farka.

Cow, cow, motley cow,
No ears, no tail,
Though it is so motely
As the cat's tail.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Pinter Krisztina for contributing this song and translating the 2nd version. The first and third version I translated to fit the "melody". –Mama Lisa

Image: Wikipedia - Graphically edited by Lisa Yannucci.

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