Unlike the kids of today who have access to TV, Internet, iPhone and iPad, the children of Punjab during 1950s & 1960s used to recite small ‘nursery rhymes’ which were not taught in any school.
It is a collection of a great treasure of Punjabi ‘poems’ for kids !!!! These are so old, so simple and so easy to remember for children.
This poetry will surely take you back to your nostalgic childhood days and you will be forced to wish the following:-
An Old Chinese Couple enjoying Swing like their Childhood Days
Empty Saucer & Cup
Kallian Ittaan kalay rore…. It is a typical Punjabi dua (prayer) which kids would sing for rain during cloudy weather. It is very nostalgic and reminds us the past that we have left far behind.
Kaliaan Ittaan Kaalay Rore. This was also sung by Madam Noor Jehan in the film Janab-e-Aali (1968). She sang only the first part of the above ‘nursery rhyme’, not Kothi and daddoos (frogs).
Kikli Kaleer Di, Pagg Mere Veer Di. It is a traditional Punjabi ‘nursery rhyme’ which is very favourite with little girls. It is a sort of game for them. Little girls hold each other’s hands and then they keep on dancing round and round in the circle while singing Kikli Kaleer Di.
Kikli Kaleer Di,
Pagg mere veer di.
Dupatta mera bhai da,
Fitte moonh jawai da.
Allar Ballar Baway Da
Allar ballar baaway da,
Baawa kanak leaway ga.
Baawi beh kay chatay gee,
So rupeeaa wattay gee.
Ikk rupeea khota,
Uddah lay andda lota.
Lotay vich paani,
Maa teri raani.
Payo tera raja,
Sonay da darwaja.
Chandi diyaan pohrian,
Satt pehnaan gorian.
Ikk pehn kaali,
O hi kermaan wali.
Write a Letter to Your Father Dictated by a village school teacher.
Kokla Chapaaki (کوکلا چھپاکی جمعرات آئی اے جہیڑا اگے پچھے ویکھے اودی شامت آئی اے)
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