Haat-tim-a-tim-tim, They Lay Eggs
They lay eggs in the field.
They have two straight horns,
They are the Haat-tim-a-tim-tim.
Tara maathe pare dim.
Tader khara duto shing,
I asked Purabi from Bangladesh if she was familiar with the Bengali rhymes we have. She wrote back: "Yeah, I'm very much familiar with both rhymes. I think the rhyme 'Hat-ti-ma-tim-tim' is known to almost all children (specially among the educated section of people)!"
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তারা মাঠে পাড়ে ডিম
তাদের খাড়া দুটো শিং
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Sabikunnahar Ripa for contributing this song. The translation and transliteration come from the open source site Wikijunior Languages/Bangla. Thanks to Lila for the great illustration!