Author: CHUNG Yoon Ngan
Date: 01-21-12 02:26
A Hakka nursery rhyme - The little sparrow
禾雀仔 The little sparrow
The little sparrow is moving sand,
It has come under grandma's tree.
Grandma comes out to feed the ducklings,
Elder sister comes out to pluck the plum flower
On top of the plum tree there is a can of oil,
Which is reserved for third uncle to get married.
How old is the wife third uncle married?
Third uncle married a wife of 13 years old.
She does not comb her hair and wash her hands,
The white rice she cooked has turned into black cooked rice.
She steams the polished glutinous rice with sour wine,
It turns out to be very sour but it does not matter.
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