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Kulihat Awan Seputih Kapas
(Indonesian Nursery Rhyme)

Kulihat Awan Seputih Kapas
I See the Clouds, as White as Cotton
Nursery Rhyme
(Bahasa Indonesia)
Nursery Rhyme

Kulihat awan seputih kapas
arak-berarak di langit luas
andai kudapat ke sana terbang
akan kuraih kubawa pulang.

I see the clouds, as white as cotton
Floating in the big wide sky
If I can reach up and grab them
I'll take them home with me.

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Many thanks to Innosanto Nagara for videotaping this song for us!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Yosita Kumalasanty (Yosi) for contributing this rhyme. She's a mother of two from Indonesia. Yosi says, "The translation may not be too rhyming, but in our language, the rhyme is loud and clear."

Harri Saptadi wrote, "The rhyme is : 1st & 2nd '... kapas -> ... luas' then 3rd & 4th '... terbang -> ... pulang'."

Thanks to Harri Saptadi from Central Java Province in Indonesia for the sheet music and for help with the song, and also to Monique Palomares for the midi music.

Many thanks to Innosanto Nagara for the mp3.

Terima kasih banyak!

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