What a wonderfully rich site you have! I came across it while searching for the lyrics to a song that I heard at a children’s school in South Africa. I was wondering if you knew about this song.
It’s a counting song about calabashes. The lyrics that I remember talked about having a calabash and “took it all away” “One calabash …….., and they took it all away” I think they are counting down the calabashes. It was in English.
I’m doing a presentation next week about international early childhood education. I have a video clip of the children singing this song, but can’t understand all of the words. I’d like to share the lyrics with the audience.
Would you happen to know the lyrics to this song?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Caryl J. Sheffield
Caryl later wrote: The song is “5 current buns” on the baker’s shelf. I mis-heard; I was thinking they were saying calabash.
If anyone can help with the lyrics to this song, please let us know in the comments below.
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October 18th, 2010 at 11:07 pm
Caryl found the lyrics and sent them to me! Here they are…