Monday, August 13, 2007

The Sam's House Song

Some of you may know that in Nepal, the children refer to the house as Kopila Bal Griha, which means Flowering Buds Children's Home. The term "kopila" is often used to refer to small children as a sort of general nickname.

Dinesh, with some help from the didis, wrote a house song that the children sing every morning before breakfast. It's really something to hear 17 children sing this. I've written the lyrics below--with the translations after each stanza.

And click this link to hear Mina and Maya's rendition (it takes a while to load--you'll have to hit play several times):



Sanaa sanaa kopila haami
Ajako sanaa kopila
Bholiko haami joseela
Piaro bal kopila
Piaro bal kopila


We are little buds
Today's little buds
Tomorrow we will be strong
Lovely little buds
Lovely little buds

Yo tai channa muni kahaami
Sabai ekai pariwaar
Sabai ekai pariwaar
Songei mili juli basne
Piaro bal kopila
Piaro bal kopila


All of us under the same roof
All one family
All one family
We live together
Lovely little buds
Lovely little buds

Sanaalaai maya garne
Tulalaai aadaa garne
Phul banai basna charne
Piaro bal kopila
Piaro bal kopila


We love the young
Respect the old
We will be flowers and spread our scent
Lovely little buds
Lovely little buds



Our singers with Sarita.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

There is quite a talented bunch there at the House! It is beautiful. :)