By the Shore (A part alatt) – Hungarian Kids Song

imageA part alatt (By the Shore) is a well-known Hungarian children’s song.  Jack, a Hungarian schoolteacher, called it "a pearl of our childhood". 

Here you can listen to an mp3 recording of the song as sung by Kállay Maris (pictured in the photo).  You can read along with the Hungarian lyrics followed by an English translation.

MP3 of A part alatt

A part alatt

A part alatt, a part alatt,
Három varjú kaszál, három varjú kaszál.
Róka gyűjti, Róka gyűjti,
Szúnyog kévét köti, szúnyog kévét köti.
Bolha ugrik, bolha ugrik,
Hányja a szekérre, hányja a szekérre.
Mén a szekér, mén a szekér,
Majd a malomba ér, majd a malomba ér.
A malomba, a malomba,
Három tarka macska, három tarka macska.
Egyik szitál, másik rostál,
Harmadik követ vág, harmadik követ vág.
Szürke szamár vizet hoz már,
Tekenőbe tölti, tekenőbe tölti.
Tehén dagaszt, tehén dagaszt,
Kemencébe rakja, kemencébe rakja.
Medve várja, medve várja,
Kisült-e a cipó, kisült-e a cipó.
Tyúk a cipót csipegeti,
Hangya morzsát szedi, hangya morzsát szedi.

By the Shore

By the shore, by the shore,
Three crows are harvesting, three crows are harvesting.
Fox gathers the wheat, fox gathers the wheat,
Mosquito makes haystacks, mosquito makes haystacks.
Flea is jumping, flea is jumping,
Springing it up into the wagon, springing it up into the wagon.
The wagon’s going, the wagon’s going,
It will reach the mill, it will reach the mill.
In the mill, in the mill,
There are three tabby cats, three tabby cats.
One is sieving, the other is sifting,
The third stone cuts, the third stone cuts.
Now a gray mule is bringing water,
Pouring it into the trough, pouring it into the trough.
Cow is kneading, cow is kneading,
Putting it in the oven, putting it in the oven.
Bear is waiting, bear is waiting,
Waiting for the loaf, waiting for the loaf.
Hen is pecking the loaf,
The ant is collecting crumbs, the ant is collecting crumbs.

Many thanks to Jack Tinker for sharing this song and to Kállay Maris for singing it for us.


Mama Lisa

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