Were you ever told as a child to be careful about swallowing watermelon seeds, because they will grow from your head? I certainly was told that and was always very careful in eating seeds!
頭頂長出大西瓜 is a fun song that your kids will either love or hate. My kiddo loves it, my niece not so much, as she feels that the mother in the song is mean.
daai6 sai1 gwaa1 do1 hou2 waa1 ， go3 go3 dou1 soeng2 sik6 ；
daai6 gaa1 fan1 cit3 hoi1 taa1 ， mei6 dou6 ding2 gwaa 1 gwaa 1 。
m4 siu2 sam1 tan1 zo2 laa1 ，
jyun4 jyun4 gei2 lap1 wat6 aai1 aa1 aa1 ；
man6 maa1 maa1 dim2 syun3 laa1， tau4 deng2 zoeng2 ceot1 gwaa1 ！
maa1 maa1 siu3 zyu6 waa6 ， zoeng2 zo2 do1 gwaa1 sik6 ；
jau4 ceon1 tin1 dou3 dung1 tin1，si4 si4 jau5 sai1 gwaa1
Big Watermelon – How good it is! Everyone wants to eat it.
Everyone will share. Cut it open. The taste is fabulous!
Not careful! Swallowed….A few round seeds – Ai ya!
I asked mummy… what should I do?Melon will grow from the top of my head!
Mummy laughed and said…Lots of melon will grow for us to eat
From spring to winter..There will be melons all the time.
The printer friendly version of lyrics of Growing Watermelons 頭頂長出大西瓜 is available for download. First page includes jyutping, second page without.
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