Yağ satarım bal satarım - Turkish Children's Songs - Turkey - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*Ayran is a national drink in Turkey made with yoghurt mixed with water and a little salt. People drink it with lunch and dinner.
**This is the correct translation, but it seems to have been inserted just for the rhyme.
***Meaningless words.

Game Instructions

The children sit in a circle except for the one who's "It". She goes around the outside of the circle holding a handkerchief while everyone sings the song. Finally, she drops the handkerchief behind a child. That child has to pick up the handkerchief and chase the one who's "It" around the circle until the one who's "It" takes the 2nd child's spot. If the one who's "It" is caught first, she continues being "It".

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Yağ satarım bal satarım

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Ayse Jolly, teacher of Turkish, bi-language (French + 2 languages) English-Turkish, Emile Zola middle school/junior high, Rennes, France, for helping with the translation and for providing the notes. Thanks to Monique Palomares for the illustration.

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