"This is a kind of folklore that is called 'zabavlyanka' (entertaining song). They are sung to babies, to keep them amused and quiet." -Aqua
A "haricot" refers to a bean - most often a kidney bean.
Little Bean, Little Haricot
А це старий бобище,
Фур-р-р за плотище.
Little bean, little haricot
Corn, little potato,
And this is an old huge bean,
Frrr, it goes over the fence.
A tse staruy bobushche,
Furrrrrr za plotyshche.
"One by one, starting with the little toe, an adult massages the
toes, each one has a name (little bean, little haricot and so on).
When the adult gets to the big toe (huge old bean), they move it
from side to side, and then - aside and up, 'throwing' it
away, over the fence." -Aqua
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Thanks to Aqua for contributing and translating this song!
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