Veronica sent this song with the note: "I was taught this children's song in 1999 in the middle of the Sinai desert by a young Bedouin man. Any Egyptians out there - please forgive any mistakes or words lost in translation. I've tried to write this as phonetically correct as possible."

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Veronica wrote: "Hope this is some use to you. I've taught this one to people aged 2yrs to 90yrs! With the little ones I put actions to it to help remember it so it turns it into a game as well."


This is an excerpt of a longer song.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Veronica Perrin for contributing and translating this song. Shukran!