This is a popular Lebanese children's song....
Everybody Has a Car But My Grandpa Has a Donkey
Everybody has a car but my grandpa has a donkey
He lets us ride behind him and takes us for a walk
And the policeman blows his whistle at him
With his hand he makes signs to him
All the cars honk at him : Pap Pap Pap.
kelloun andoun siyyarat
kelloun andoun siyyarat wou jeddi 3andou hmar
bi rakkebna khalfou wou byakhedna mechwar
woul bolice bi safferlou
bi idou bi acherlou
siyyarat bit zammerlou
pap pap pap!
"kh" like a Spanish "j" or a German "ch" in Bach
"ou" = "oo"
Many thanks to Sandy Tanios Jean for singing this song for us! Shukran!
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Rima for contributing and translating this song. Thanks also to Roula Keyrouz for providing the Arabic text. Shukran!