Lā Dà Jù
(Pulling the Big Saw)
Traditional Chinese Nursery Rhyme
Music by Xu Hong Shuai
The melody of this Chinese nursery rhyme highlights high do. There are opportunities to talk about Beijing opera and listen to some examples.
Lā dà jù,
chě dà jù,
lǎo lao jiā mén kǒu chàng dà xì.
Jiē guī nǔ, qǐng nǔ xù,
xiǎo wài sūn yě yào qù.
Pulling the big saw
Pushing the big saw
In front of Grandmother’s door
There is someone singing opera.
Bring over your daughter, invite your son-in-law Your little grandchild is also going.