Here are three requests for help I’ve received about Polish nursery rhymes and songs…
1) Carol wrote:
I am trying to find nursery rhyme, from Poland, my mother use to tell us in Polish. It was about a hen and my mom would peck on the palms of our hand saying in Polish – tim o dawa tim o dawa – that’s what it sounded like to me but the spelling may be different in polish. I would appreciate it if someone could let me know if they have heard this. Thank you Carol
2) Shifra wrote:
My husband’s grandmother used to sing in Polish to the children – we continue to sing the one “Stuck” – I have tried in vain to discover what it means – if anything…
Here is the mangled version:
Choo choo baba, choo choo baba, choo choo baba, choo choo baba, (tapping on the palm of the baby’s hand)
Tommy tella, Tommy tella, Tommy tella, Tommy tella, Tommy tella, (holding and ‘wiggling’ each of the baby’s fingers)
Feesala feesala (tickling up to the elbow twice)
Polychava!! (tickling all the way.
Usually followed by a very enthusiastic “again!!” by the child.
We thought “train baby, train baby”… didn’t get much further.
Thanks in advance.
3) Abi wrote:
Hi, my grandad used to sing a polish nursery rhyme to me but all i can remember is the english translation of the first line which is something like ‘a dog ran into a kitchen and stole a piece of meat…’ I can’t find it on the internet, any chance you’ve heard of it because i would love to remind him of it?
If anyone can help with the original lyrics and/or translations of any of these songs and rhymes, please let us know in the comments below.
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