Fossils from a Rural Past: A Study of Extant Cantonese Children's Songs

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Hong Kong University Press, Dec 1, 1990 - Music - 40 pages
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A selection of popular extant Cantonese children's songs, studying both their linguistic and non-linguistic aspects. The Chinese texts of the songs are printed together with their English translations.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Linguistic Context
11
The Nonlinguistic Context
27
Conclusion
33
The Cantonese songs and their translations in English
35
Slap Your Thighs
37
Touch the Bug
39
Clap Your Little Hands
41
Oh Little Cockerel 5
51
Little Sparrow
53
The Moon is Bright 2
57
The Moon is Bright 5
61
Go to Sleep My Little Babe 1
63
Go to Sleep My Little Babe 3
65
Oh Olive Pit
67
There is a Young Girl
69

Turn Round and Round
43
Row Row Row
45
Oh Little Cockerel 1
47
Oh Little Cockerel 2
49
Little Cowherd Little Boy
71
Scarface Twitches
73
Remember Life was Better when I was Young
75
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