"An Ambonese Malay song... Ayo Mama was written in the 19th century or probably earlier by an unknown person. Usually it's taught to children in elementary school." –Michael

Ambonese Malay (aka Ambonese) is a Malay-based creole language spoken on Ambon Island in Indonesia.

Notes

"¯These are two additional verses that I know. They are more based off the traditional pantun poems that there are so many of…."¯ -Michael

Dari mana, datangnya lintah (From where do the leeches come from)
Darilah sawah, turun ke kali (They come from the end of the river)
Dari mana, datangnya cinta (But where does love come from)
Darilah mata turun ke hati (From the eyes all the way to the heart).

Kalau ada, sumur di ladang (Out in the well in the fields)
Bolehlah kita, menumpang mandi (When we take a bath)
Kalau ada, umurku panjang, (If you are old enough)
Bolehlah kita berjumpa lagi (We can be happy together again.)

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Michael Berman for sharing this song with the translation!

Dangke!