This is like the American children's song "I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas" - where you repeat the same verse over and over again, but on each repetition you make the words have a specific vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u).

The translation is singable.

Drei Chinesen mit dem Kontrabass - German Children's Songs - Germany - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*There are more verses using the other vowels of the German language (ä, ö, ü) and even diphthongs (au, ai…).

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This is sometimes sung as a bus song on long trips.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Drei Chinesen mit dem Kontrabass

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation by Monique Palomares (with Lisa).

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