氹氹轉菊花園 Spinning Round the Chrysanthemum Garden is a popular children’s nursery rhyme in Hong Kong. It is a folk song that has been around for ages.
Another catchy tune with Colloquial Cantonese lyrics, this song covers a lot of topics in a few lines – Dragon Boat Festival, popular snacks, financial acumen. Wei Ran 韋然, who added to the lyrics, shares his thoughts on the many messages of the song in this Chinese article《氹氹轉菊花園》裡隱藏的精明理財觀. Wei Ran 韋然 is known as the Father of Hong Kong Nursery Rhymes香港兒歌之父, having written a few hundred of then, many of which are household names.
tam5/dam4 tam5/dam4 zyun3， guk1 faa1 jun4，
caau2 mai5 beng2， no6 mai5 no6 mai5 tyun4，
ng5 jyut6 co1 ng5 hai6 lung4 zau1 zit3 aa3，
aa3 maa1 giu3 ngo5 heoi3 tai2 lung4 syun4。
ngo5 m4 heoi3 tai2 ngo5 jiu3 tai2 gai1 zai2，
gai1 zai2 daai6 ngo5 ling1 heoi3 maai6，
maai6 dak1 gei2 do1 cin4/cin2? maai6 zo2 gei2 do1 zek3 aa3！
ngo5 jau5 zek3 fung1 ce1 zai2，keoi5 zyun3 dak1 hou2 hou2 tai2，
tai2 keoi5 tam5/dam4 tam5/dam4 zyun3 aa3 guk1 faa1 jun4，
tai2 keoi5 tam5/dam4 tam5/dam4 zyun3 aa3 tam5/dam4 tam5/dam4 zyun3 jau6 zyun3。
The printer friendly version of lyrcis of Spinning Round the Chrysanthemum Garden Song Lyrics is available for download. First page includes jyutping, second page without.
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