Question about a Russian Kids Song about Tiptoeing through Strawberry Fields

Christine Clemmons wrote me…

I have a friend, Renee, who is Russian-American. She is pregnant and due in June. She has told me a few times a story about her Great-Grandfather, who was Russian. He used to sing/say to her when she was a baby something like…

Russian Transliteration

“Huts-ka, Huts-ka Naya Huts-ka”

English Translation

“Tiptoe through the strawberry fields.”

or

“Tiptoe through the tulips.”

I am looking for more information about this and hoping that this might sound familiar to you. I was at your website and saw some of the Russian children’s songs… Any information that you have would be helpful. I would LOVE to be able to find out more about this so that we can share this heritage with her baby! I know she would be so thrilled.

If anyone can help with this song, please comment below or email me.

Thanks!

Lisa

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4 Responses to “Question about a Russian Kids Song about Tiptoeing through Strawberry Fields”

  1. Adelina Says:

    Hello, my name is Adelina. I am a teacher. I work in the USA, but I am from Russia. I have manyyyy Russian songs. If I can help you with something, let me know.
    Thank you for your site!

  2. Lisa Says:

    I’d love it if you’d send me a traditional Russian song or nursery rhyme and/or a recording to add to our collection of Russian Songs!

    Thanks in advance!

    Lisa

  3. Margie Says:

    Adelina,

    Hi, my husband and I are now in St. Petersburg, hoping to adopt a child or siblings. Can you please send a couple of very short Russian nursery rhymes that we can sing with the child/ren? Unfortunately, we do not read Russian, so can you send it pronounced out in English? I am sure you are very busy as a teacher. You have one of the hardest jobs! Thank you for teaching!

  4. Emily Says:

    Im looking for a russian lullaby or childrens song, my aunt just adopted THREE russian girls and they sing it quite often. it goes something like (and i dont know how to spell it… but it sounds like)
    “e to kitsi vo, eta brair hi er, brair hi er brair hi-ohhh.”

    Im sorry if i spelled it wrong! try saying it outloud and maybe thats a little clearer.

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