Eo Ar Eo

(1st Version in Hokkien)

Eo Ar Eo 

Khun Ar Khun

Chit Mare Tua Chit Choon

Eo Ar Eo

Siuk Ar Siuk

Chit Mare Tua Chit Cheok

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(1st Version in English)

Rock and rock

Sleep and sleep

One night grow one inch

Rock and rock

Pamper and pamper

One night grow one foot..

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About this rhyme/ditty:~

Eo Ar Eo is a traditional Hokkien rhyme/ditty aptly recited to put a child to sleep.

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(2nd Version in Hokkien)

Eo Ar Eo 

Eo Khi Tng Snuar Thow Barn Keo

Barn Kio Ki Ki Cheo

Phar Ka Ai Ai Kio

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(2nd Version in English)

Rock and rock

Rock to China to steal some eggplant

Giggling as you steal

Screaming as you were beaten..

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About this rhyme/ditty:~

This 2nd version of Eo Ar Eo can be a stand alone verse or jointed to the 1st version as a 2nd stanza as it describes one’s encounter in dreamland..

The author/owner has compiled for record, a collection of early Hokkien sayings, proverbs, rhymes and ditties to capture the essence and spirit of his hoi polloi, a community originating from the southern province of Fujian, China where individuals climbed aboard bum boats, crossing the South China Sea to settle in faraway lands to escape the brewing civil unrest and a way out from hardship carrying along with them in their journey, nothing except their trademark ponytails and their beliefs, very much rooted in Confucianism. These ditties retell their story and their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..

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