Hello everybody! How did you spend your childhood? Have you ever had a song which accompanied with you in your children life? Today l will introduce you Chinese song for kids-Throw The Handkerchief(丢手绢(Diu Shou Pa)).
The melody of this song was composed by our famous Chinese musician Guan Heyan, lyrics were written by Bao Kan. It can be thought one of the most classical children songs in China. The reason why it is so famous, that not only kids in the kindergarten, but also grownups aged from 30 to 80 is that, its melody is beautiful and lively, lyrics are simple and clear. Lying on these two points, children can quickly learn, remember and perform.
Here are the lyrics of the song:
Throw the handkerchief,
Throw the handkerchief,
Put it back of our friends quietly,
We all do not tell her,
Quickly, quickly tell her,
Quickly, quickly tell her.
Compared with other Chinese songs for kids, It seems a little different from others in the culture of Chinese music because of its entertaining feature. Based on this song, a popular game for kids also named of Throw the handkerchief》was invented and was familiar with Chinese people.
All the kids sit down and make a circle. When one of them, for example, A, with a handkerchief walks around the outer line, others should close their eyes, singing the song Throw The Handkerchief.Before the end of the song, A needs to choose a kid ,and then puts down the handkerchief behind him(or her) returns to his(or her) own seat.
The mission of the chosen kid is finding the handkerchief at the earliest time and as far as possible catching A before his(or her) sitting on the seat. If A was caught before sitting down, others won. On the contrary, A won. In the end ,looser should perform on the stage such as sing a song, dance. recite a poem and others. This is the rule of the game.
This song is also associated with the Anti Japanese War, having a long history over seventy years. As is reported that, in the period of the Anti Japanese War Guan Heyan was working as a composer and player in an orchestra of the Communist party of China in Yan An while Bao Yan was working as a teacher in a kindergarten. Both the melody and lyrics were thought out at that time.
In fact, it was first used as a teaching material for the kids in the kindergartens in the basic area of Hubei, Henan and Anhui province. As time goes by, this song spreads one by one, from a group of children to adult, from the basic area of Hubei, Henan and Anhui province to the whole China. Now it has become the most classical song ,even seems to be the most suitable and traditional program for kids to perform traditional at the parties of the festival.
Has my instruction arouse your interest to this Chinese song for kids? Have a try and I promise you will remember your memory of childhood.Remember you can enjoy Chinese music online in our website.Just have fun in our website.
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