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Pelangi, Pelangi
(Indonesian Kids Song)
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Pelangi, Pelangi
Rainbow, Rainbow
Children's Song
(Bahasa Indonesia)
Children's Song
(English)

Pelangi, pelangi
Alangkah indahmu
Merah, kuning, hijau
Di langit yang biru
Pelukismu agung
Siapa gerangan
Pelangi, pelangi
Ciptaan Tuhan.

Rainbow, rainbow,
How beautiful you are.
Red, yellow, green,
On the blue sky.
Your painter is great,
Who is...
Rainbow, rainbow,
Creation of God.
 
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Thanks!

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

Notes

Here's a more literal translation:

Rainbow, rainbow
How beautiful you are!
Red, yellow, green
On the blue sky.
Who is
Your great painter,
Rainbow, rainbow?
I'm a Creation of God the Great.

Comments

Here's Pelangi, Pelangi sung by a Mom and her son who don't speak Indonesian. But that's the spirit of learning kids songs from around the world - to share in each other's cultures and languages!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Dhoty Ampera for contributing this song and to Harri Saptadi from Central Java Province in Indonesia for the sheet music and for the second translation. Thanks also to Monique Palomares for the midi music.

Terima kasih banyak!

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