"This instrument is called Xiao, but in English it's known as a Chinese Purple Bamboo Flute! It's made of purple bamboo! That is the actual name of the wood. It's not really quite purple, so I don't know the origin of the name. It seems purple bamboo is the most common material to make this instrument, and the song seems to be based on it." -Louis

紫竹调  - (Zi Zhu Diao) -   - Chinese Children's Songs - China - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Pronunciation

Yī gēn zǐ zhú zhí miáo miáo
sòng gěi bǎo bǎo zuò guǎn xiāo
xiāo er duì zhe kǒu
kǒu er duì zhe xiāo
xiāo zhōng chuī chū xīn shí diào
xiǎo bǎo bǎo
yī dī yī dī xué huì le
xiǎo bǎo bǎo
yī dī yī dī xué huì le

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Louis Lima for sharing this song, the photo and YouTube video!

Translation by Lisa.

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