Friday, 11 October 2013

Nursery rhymes of my childhood

I have been thinking of them for a long time and I finally had time to write about them!

月光光,照地堂,年卅晚,摘檳榔,檳榔香...

That was all I remember, and using them, I found the full version:

《月光光》
月光光,照地堂,年卅晚,摘檳榔,
檳榔香,摘子姜,子姜辣,買芙薘,
芙薘苦,買豬肚,豬肚肥,買牛皮,
牛皮薄,買菱角,菱角尖,買馬鞭,
馬鞭長,起屋梁,屋梁高,買張刀,
刀切菜,買籮蓋,籮蓋圓,買隻船,
船沉底,浸死兩個番鬼仔,一個浮頭,一個沉底!

But this version is not very kid-friendly with all that killing talk so I found only one operatic version.

This is not the version I heard as a child but I thought it's quite sweet :)

《月光光》
月光光,照地堂,蝦仔你乖乖瞓落床。
聽朝阿媽要趕插秧咯,阿爺睇牛佢上山崗,啊。
蝦仔你快高長大咯,幫手阿爺去睇牛羊,啊。

月光光,照地堂,蝦仔你乖乖瞓落床。
聽朝阿爸要捕魚蝦咯,阿嫲織網要織到天光,啊。
蝦仔你快高長大咯,划艇撒網就更在行。

月光光,照地堂,年三十晚,摘檳榔,
五穀豐收堆滿倉囉,老老嫩嫩喜喜洋洋,啊……
蝦仔你快啲眯埋眼囉,一覺瞓到大天光,啊……



Next up, 《天黑黑》! No no, not Stefanie's Sun pop version but this:

天黑黑 欲落雨 阿公仔舉鋤頭欲掘芋
掘啊掘 掘啊掘 掘著一尾旋鰡鼓
咿呀嘿嘟真正趣味
天黑黑 欲落雨 阿公仔舉鋤頭欲掘芋
掘啊掘 掘啊掘 掘著一尾旋鰡鼓
咿呀嘿嘟真正趣味
阿公仔要煮鹹 阿媽仔要煮淡
二個相打弄破鼎
咿呀嘿都啷噹叱噹嗆 
哇哈哈
阿公仔要煮鹹 阿媽仔要煮淡
阿公仔要煮鹹 阿媽仔要煮淡
二個相打弄破鼎 弄破鼎 弄破鼎
咿呀嘿都啷噹叱噹嗆 
哇哈哈 哇哈哈 哇哈哈

(天黑黑,要下雨,阿公拿鋤頭去掘芋頭。不料,挖到泥鰍(旋鰡鼓)。 阿公要吃鹹一點,阿嬤喜歡清淡一點的。 兩人大打出手,把鼎打破了,非常有趣。)

And Teresa Teng sang it in 1971!



Then of course there are all the other nursery rhymes that people are still singing today - English and Mandarin ones should be easier to perpetuate through the generations. Here are some of my faves:

This has two of my faves - 《踏雪寻梅》 and 《去郊游》! Though I never knew the title of the second one..



I like 《掀起你的盖头来》 but the other two songs in this video are very nice too:



Ok, I like too many! It's a rabbit hole!! Let me just end with this Japanese one because I'd really like to 空を自由に飛びたいな! :)



Just discovered that it's simply called Doraemon's Song!

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