(I Heard It's Your Birthday)
(Everywhere There is a Chef in the Kitchen)
(Row My Boat)
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Paperback, 60 Songs (116 Pages) Many With Links To Recordings And Videos
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We’d love it if you’d join the Mama Lisa Facebook Group. You can post anything you’d like about your culture. You can post your own musical recordings or YouTube videos… Links to culture and musical sites… Photos of your country… Questions about songs or [...]
Amelia wrote: Hello, I am looking for a certain lullabye or nursery rhyme that has to do with a cucumber… ‘Go to sleep baby and I will give you a cucumber’ or ‘Stop to cry baby…’ I would have posted it but I have no idea where this rhyme is from. Have you heard [...]
Sarah Bailey wrote asking for help with a Japanese song from her childhood… Hi Lisa, When I was little, my Japanese Babysitter, who I considered my other Mom and still do, used to sing me a song. I would love to know the name of the song and the English translation are. She passed away [...]
Spring is coming, and that means it’s almost time for two of our favorite holidays, Easter and Passover. Easter This year Easter is celebrated on Sunday, April 1. You can read about Easter traditions and recipes from around the World here. Here are some Easter songs from around the world. [...]
Hilary wrote to us asking for help with a poem about the months… This is an old rhyme from my childhood in England. I'm missing a part of it – perhaps someone else will remember! January brings the snow Happy children skating go February brings the rain March blows all our hats [...]
Joey wrote in looking for help with a Dutch lullaby… My Dutch dad (U.S. born) used to sing a folk song/lullaby to me. It sounded to me like this: Phonetic Version Susan on a popka Banche vas ta still Oi sik ta toonche droopa Eit te be te still It lifka has vil tatta It […] [...]
Carol wrote asking for help with a childhood song… I’m looking for a version of the Bohemian finger play song – Va?ila my?i?ka ka?i?ku, but my mother-in-law sang it like this (it’s my english version, not written in Czech): Sushalinka Gashegu Namalinka Nedelegu Smushle [...]
Here’s an old, but really great poem explaining the parts of speech… Poem about the Parts of Speech Three little words we often see Are Articles, a, an and the. A Noun's the name of any thing, As school, or garden, hoop, or swing. Adjectives tell the kind of Noun, [...]
Snow Rabbits, called Yukiusagi ( ) are sometimes made in Japan when it snows! They’ve been made in Japan for over 250 years. They were made for Snow Viewing Parties as you can see in this old print below by Utagawa Toyoharu from 1772 – 1774. I lightened the image so you can see [...]
Szarka Peter wrote to us about Easter Monday in Hungary… Soaking Girls in Water The tradition in my area is that you could soak only the girl you danced with during the carnival (open-tide) ball(s) -Soaking the girls in water is a fertility ritual :-) ! The girls return the [...]
The Sranan language is also called Sranan Tongo (Surinamean tongue), Surinaams, Surinamese, Suriname Creole and Taki Taki. It's a Creole spoken by approximately 400,000 people in Suriname.
100 Songs (350 Pages) With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
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