Can Someone Help with a Ukranian Kids Song?

Paula wrote to me:

My grandmother used to sing me a Ukrainian Childrens song about a train. It went something like this….

Trena, Trena, Zoita Kia mena, ona, douca, Toot, Toot, Toot

If you know the song I’m refering to, please send me the words in English or Ukrainian please send them to me.

Paula Zronik

I asked my Ukranian friend and she thought this sounds like it’s in a mixture of 3 different languages. If anyone can help out with this song, please comment below. Thanks!

Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Can Someone Help with a Ukranian Kids Song?”

  1. Paula Zronik Says:

    The sample words I wrote are what the words sound like. I do not speak Ukrainian, only my grandmother.

  2. Elana Says:

    Hi. This song was one of my favourites that I sang with my baba and at Ukrainian school. I remember some of the words, but I am also looking for the words to the entire song. This is what I remember:

    Trena, Trena (train, train)
    zachikai na mena (wait for me)
    Bo ti bachesh yak ya bizoo (you see how i run)

    la la la there is more and then it ends with toot toot toot…

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