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I'd really like to buy a cow
Annemarie-Katrien, Katrien.
I'd really like to buy a cow
Annemarie Katrien.


        Ik zou zo graag een koeike kopen
        Annemarie-Katrien, Katrien.
        Ik zou zo graag een koeike kopen
        Annemarie-Katrien.


What would you like to do with it
Annemarie-Katrien, Katrien?
What would you like to do with it
Annemarie-Katrien?


        Wat zou je met dat koeike doen
        Annemarie-Katrien, Katrien?
        Wat zou je met dat koeike doen
        Annemarie-Katrien?


Milk her, milk her
Annemarie-Katrien, Katrien.
Milk her, milk her
Annemarie-Katrien.


        Melken, melken
        Annemarie-Katrien, Katrien.
        Melken, melken
        Annemarie-Katrien.


  Dutch children's song with music.

Commentary: Melody couplet 1 and 2 are similar.

Text: The name Katrien is short for Catherine.

Oldest source (Dutch Song Database): This children's song was noted around 1905 from the oral tradition by the West-Flemisch Teacher's Federation and published in the book Kinderspelen uit Vlaamsch België (1905). The songwriter is unknown and the song can't be dated.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Ik zou zo graag een koeike kopen' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes I or Wiegeliedjes en slaapliedjes.
 







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I saw two bears make a sandwich
o, it was a miracle!
For a miracle, by a miracle
those two bears could make a sandwich.
Hi hi hi, ha ha ha
I was there and watched it all.


        'k Zag twee beren broodjes smeren
        o, het was een wonder!
        't Was een wonder boven wonder
        dat die beren smeren konden.
        Hi hi hi, ha ha ha
        'k stond erbij en ik keek ernaar.


  Dutch children's song with music and sheet music.

Commentary: Lying song (with an unbelievable or impossible content). The song can be extended by activities that rhyme with animals.

Oldest source (Dutch Song Database): This children's song (in a textversion) was noted around 1870 from the oral tradition in the collection Volkseigen (1840-1935). The songwriter is unknown and the song can't be dated.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics ''k Zag twee beren broodjes smeren' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes Z or Wiegeliedjes en slaapliedjes.
 







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         recording 2010: Rozemarijn.


Iene miene mutte
ten pounds barley
ten pounds cheese
iene miene mutte is the boss!


        Iene miene mutte
        tien pond grutten
        tien pond kaas
        iene miene mutte is de baas!


  Dutch children's rhyme to choose a random child.

Commentary: This rhyme is similar to an English rhyme like 'Eeny, meeny, miny, moe' and a German rhyme like 'Ene, mene, muh und raus bist du'.

Oldest source (Dutch Song Database): This children's song was noted around the 1850's-1870's from the oral tradition by Johannes van Vloten (1818-1883) and published in his Nederlandsche baker- en kinderrijmen (1894). The songwriter is unknown and the song can't be dated.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Iene miene mutte' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes I.
 







sheet music dutch children's song with english translation hares haasjes
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In a green, green, green, green tuber-tuber-land
lived two little hares, distinguished hares,
one of them did blow the whistle-whistle-flute
and the other played the drum-drum.


        In een groen, groen, groen, groen knollen-knollenland
        daar zaten twee haasjes heel parmant
        en de één die blies de fluite-fluite-fluit
        en de ander sloeg de trommel.


But suddenly a hunter-hunter-man
did shoot one of the hares down.
And you can imagine very, very well
the other's grieve and sadness.


        Toen kwam opeens een jager-jager-man
        en die heeft er één geschoten.
        En dat heeft naar men zich denken denken kan
        de ander zeer verdroten.


  Dutch children's songs with music.

Translation: Jan Goeverneur (1809-1889).
Music: J. Worp.
In: De zingende kinderwereld (1866).

Commentary: Free adaptation of a German children's poem by A. Hoffmann von Fallersleben.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'In een groen groen knollen-knollenland' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes I or Wiegeliedjes en slaapliedjes.
 







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In the baby-buggy I'll go out with you
and if you do not like to ride, I'll carry you!
In the baby-buggy I'll go out with you
and if you do not like to ride, I'll carry you!


        Rijen, rijen, rijen in een wagentje
        en als je dan niet rijen wil dan draag ik je!
        Rijen, rijen, rijen in een wagentje
        en als je dan niet rijen wil dan draag ik je!


  Dutch children's song with English translation.

Oldest source (Dutch Song Database): This children's song was noted around 1850 from the oral tradition in the collection Volkseigen (1840-1935). The songwriter is unknown and the song can't be dated.

Text: Line 1 and 3 are literally: 'Riding, riding, riding in a little (baby) carriage'.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Rijen rijen rijen in een wagentje' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes R or Wiegeliedjes en slaapliedjes.
 







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It's raining, it's raining
the roofs are getting wet.
Two soldiers marching in the streets
fell on their bottom both.


        Het regent, het regent
        de pannetjes worden nat.
        Er kwamen twee soldaatjes aan
        die vielen op hun gat.


  Dutch children's songs with music and translation.

Oldest source (Dutch Song Database): This children's song was noted around 1900 from the oral tradition in the collection Boekenoogen (1891-1930). The songwriter is unknown and the song can't be dated.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Het regent de pannetjes worden nat' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes R or Wiegeliedjes en slaapliedjes.
 







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Jan Huygen in the barrel
with an iron hoop around
Jan Huygen, Jan Huygen
and the barrel fell into pieces!


        Jan Huygen in de ton
        met een hoepeltje erom
        Jan Huygen, Jan Huygen
        en de ton die viel in duigen!


  Dutch children's song with music.

Commentary: Game for little children: the children walk in a circle, holding hands. On the last word, they all let go en fall backwards on the ground.

Background: Jan Huygen van Linschoten was a Dutch explorer in the 17th century.

Text: Line 4: the word 'duigen' means literally 'curved pieces of wood' (which together form the barrel). The expression 'in duigen vallen' (fall into 'duigen') is still used as a plan falls into pieces ('het plan valt in duigen').

Oldest source (Dutch Song Database): This children's song was noted around the 1850's-1870's from the oral tradition by Johannes van Vloten (1818-1883) and published in his Nederlandsche baker- en kinderrijmen (1894). The songwriter is unknown and the song can't be dated.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Jan Huygen in de ton' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes J or Wiegeliedjes en slaapliedjes.
 







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Keeptower, keeptower, gunpowder
what hangs outside?
A golden flute.
A golden flute with buttons
tower broke into pieces.


        Torentje, torentje, bussekruit
        wat hangt daaruit?
        Een gouden fluit.
        Een gouden fluit met knopen
        torentje is gebroken.


  Dutch children's song with music and sheet music.

Commentary: Children's song with a little game. The children pile up their fists, alternately, on the rythm of the melody, and let the 'tower' fall apart during the last line.

Oldest source (Dutch Song Database): This children's song was noted around the 1850's-1870's from the oral tradition by Johannes van Vloten (1818-1883) and published in his Nederlandsche baker- en kinderrijmen (1894). The songwriter is unknown and the song can't be dated.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Torentje torentje bussekruit' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes T.
 







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Kitten miaow
come right here
I have tasty milk for you!
And for me
rice-milk sweet
yummy, oh we will both tuck in!


        Poesje mauw
        kom eens gauw
        ik heb lekk're melk voor jou!
        En voor mij
        rijstebrij
        o, wat heerlijk smullen wij!


  Dutch children's songs with music.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Poesje mauw kom eens gauw' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes P or Wiegeliedjes en slaapliedjes.
 







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Little Lawyer made a trip
tiere liere liere
Little Lawyer made a trip
tiere liere lom.


        Advocaatje ging op reis
        tiereliereliere
        advocaatje ging op reis
        tierelierelom.


With his hat right on his arm
tiere liere liere
with his hat right on his arm
tiere liere lom.


        Met zijn hoedje op zijn arm
        tiereliereliere
        met zijn hoedje op zijn arm
        tierelierelom.


  Dutch children's song with English translation.

Commentary: Song with hand movements. Lines 1 and 3: clap in hand and on lap. Lines 'Tiere liere liere' etc.: rotate hands around each other. Lines 'With his hat on his arm': clap (on 'with'), hand on head (on 'hat'), clap (on 'on') and hand on other arm (on 'arm').

Text: Story in the following 7 verses: Little Lawer stays at an inn and eats stockfish as breakfast. A fish bone gets stuck in his throat and the doctor arrives too late. Thus Little Lawyer dies.

Origin: Derived from the (undated) French song 'Petit homme avocat'.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Advocaatje ging op reis' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes A.
 







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        recording 2006: Marjolijn with Julia (6 months)


A little mouse is tripping nearer
it crawls into your neck so sudden...!


        Daar komt een muisje aangelopen
        zomaar in jouw nekje gekropen...!


  Dutch children's rhyme.

Commentary: Little play with a baby or young child. On the rythm of the rhyme, the adult 'walks' with two fingers to the neck of the child and tickles during the last words right under the ear.

Oldest source (Dutch Song Database): This children's rhyme was noted around 1900 from the oral tradition in the collection Boekenoogen (1891-1930). The songwriter is unknown and the rhyme can't be dated.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Daar komt een muisje aangelopen' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes D.
 







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Little sheep, little sheep do you have white wool?
Yes boss, yes boss, three full bags.
One for the master, one for his wife
one for the little child, who's shivring of the cold.
Little sheep, little sheep do you have white wool?
Yes boss, yes boss, three full bags.


        Schaapje, schaapje, heb je witte wol?
        Ja baas, ja baas, drie zakken vol.
        Eén voor de meester, en één voor zijn vrouw
        één voor het kindeke, dat bibbert van de kou.
        Schaapje schaapje heb je witte wol?
        Ja baas, ja baas, drie zakken vol.


  Dutch children's songs with music and translation.

dutch flag the netherlands holland   Lyrics 'Schaapje schaapje heb je witte wol' on Dutch website: Nederlandse kinderliedjes S or Wiegeliedjes en slaapliedjes.
 



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