Central Java/ Folk Song

Notes

Gundhul/Gundul : Bald
Pacul: Hoe (tool).

Lin sent us the Bahasa Indonesia version of this song:

Gundul gundul pacul cul sempoyongan
Keranjang di kepala sempoyongan
K'ranjang jatuh, nasinya berantakan
K'ranjang jatuh, nasinya berantakan.

Lin sent this alternate translation:

Oh oh little bald boy dum di dum dum
Basket of rice on his head dum di dum dum
Basket fell down, the rice's all over the ground
Basket fell down, the rice's all over the ground.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Gundhul, Gundhul Pacul

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Rina Selvia from Jakarta for contributing this song and to Harri Saptadi from Central Java Province in Indonesia for the sheet music. Thanks to Lin Fadelan for the Bahasa Indonesia version and the alternate translation. Thanks also to Monique Palomares for the midi music.

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