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Chinese Children’s Songs: Little Hen

小母雞 Xiao muji

This is a very cute song with a funny story and catchy melody. I still remember singing this one with my sisters when I was about 5 or so.

Little Hen
(Or, Romance of the Rooster)
Small chick small small chick
Small chick grows into a hen
Mother hen lays an egg
And little chick grows into a hen
Coocoo coocoo coocoo
Coocoo coocoo coo coo coocoocoo
Rooster loves the hen
But the hen just ignore him
Rooster got upset and jumps on the roof and crows loudly
Cockle doodle doodly doo
Cockle doodly doodly doodly doo
Cockle doodle doodle doodly doodly doodly doo!

小母雞 Traditional Chinese Version
小雞 小小雞
小雞長大變母雞
母雞生了小雞
小雞長大變母雞
咕咕 咕咕 咕咕
咕咕 咕咕 咕咕咕

公雞 愛母雞
可是母雞却不理
公雞生氣起来
跳到屋頂喔喔啼
咯咯 咯咯 咯咯 咯咯
咯咯 咯咯 咯咯咯

小母鸡 Simplified Chinese Version
小鸡 小小鸡
小鸡长大变母鸡
母鸡生了小鸡
小鸡长大变母鸡
咕咕 咕咕 咕咕
咕咕 咕咕 咕咕咕

公鸡爱母鸡
可是母鸡却不理
公鸡生气起来
跳到屋顶喔喔啼
咯咯 咯咯 咯咯 咯咯
咯咯 咯咯 咯咯咯

Hanyu Pinyin version
Xiaoji xiaoxiaoji
Xiaoji zhang da bian muji
Muji sheng le xiaoji
Xiaoji zhangda bian muji
Gugu gugu gugu gugu
Gugu gugu gugugu

Gongji ai muji
Keshi muji que buli
Gongji shengqi qilai
Tiao dao wuding wowoti
Gege gege gege gege
Gege gege gegege

Ebonics version
Yo Little Hen (Or, Romance o’ da Rooster)
Small shantiqua small small shantiqua
Small shantiqua grows into uh hen
motha hen lays an egg an’ little shantiqua grows into uh hen
Coocoo coocoo coocoo
Coocoo coocoo coo coo coocoocoo

Rooster loves da hen
But da hen just ignore him
Rooster gots upset an’ jumps on da roof an’ crows loudly
Cockle doodle doodly doo
Cockle doodly doodly doodly doo
Cockle doodle doodle doodly doodly doodly doo!
you know das right!

Opportunities for Learning New Words!
小雞 xiaoji                        little chick
長大 zhangda                  grows up
母雞 muji                         hen
公雞 gongji                      rooster
可是 keshi                        however/but
生氣 shengqi                   got mad
跳 tiao                              jump
屋頂 wuding                    roof
啼 ti                                  crow (as in “a rooster crows”)

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Now, aren’t those chicks so cute?

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