This is the Hebrew version of the German song "Drei Chinesen mit dem Kontrabass".

You repeat the same verse over and over again, but on each repetition you make all the words have a specific vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u).

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"This song is sang once as it is written and then usually 4 to 5 more times using only one vowel (a e i o u) as a replacement for all the others (so basically it has no meaning... but it is funny to sing and listen to).

For example, the first line, 'Shnayim sinim im kinor gadol' becomes:

'Shnayam sanam am kanar gadal'
'Shniyim sinim im kinir gidil'."


Shnayim sinim im kinor gadol
Yashvu be'tsad ha'kvish hu'fitpetu bekol gadol
Ba shoter geresh ohtam, ve zeh hakol
Shnayim sinim im kinor gadol.


Hebrew lyrics attributed to Netanel Lorch.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Shay-li Yarden for contributing and translating this song.

Toda raba!
Thank you in Hebrew Text