ENGLISH/NAVAJO Songs Navajo Translation by Venaya Yazzie

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
(to the tune of London Bridge)

Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Eyes, and ears and mouth and nose
Knees and toes.

Atsítsiin, awos, agod, doo kézhoozh
Agod doo akézhoozh
Atsítsiin, awos, agod, doo kézhoozh
Agod doo kézhoozh
Anáá’ doo ajaa’, doo azéé’, doo áchííh
Atsítsiin, awos, agod, doo kézhoozh
Agod doo aké tso.

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
Na’a’tsoo’sí woo’ daalgoo aa’l wod
Na’ol kiłi a’tha’ii bi ki daa ask’aasgoo
Na’a’tsoo’sí ha daal wood
Hickory Dickory Dock.

Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle (hand on hip)
Here is my spout (other arm curved out)
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout:
“Just tip me over
And pour me out” (bend to side)

Shí daa t’ee’lii yazhi nishli
A’an st’ii’si adoo nish tee’l
Dí shí gaan
Dí shí k’os nez
T’ó ha nool ghaaz
A’dii ni:
T’ó sido ya’sii’d’

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Mary Had A Little Lamb
Little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow

And everywhere Mary went
Mary went, Mary went
Everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go

Mary dibé yazhíholó
dibé yazhíholó, dibé yazhí holó
Mary dibé yazhí holó
Bí e’ee łigahi goo zas nahalin.

Tá’altso go Mary yi’ke’yigaal
Mary yi’ke’yigaal, Mary yi’ke’yigaal
Dibé yazhí Mary yi’ke’yigaal.

Akóó
Mary yíigaał, Mary yíigaał
dibéyazhí

Old Macdonald

Old Macdonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o
And on that farm he had a cow,
e-i-e-i-o
With a moo moo here and moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old Macdonald had a farm
e-i-e-i-o
(repeat with other animals such as duck, horse, pig, dog, cat…)

HastiinMadonald bi naadlooghibighanholó
e-i-e-i-o
béégashii be holó
e-i-e-i-o

Pat-A-Cake

Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake
(clap hands rhythmically)
Baker’s man
Bake me a cake
As fast as you can
Roll it, pat it (roll and clap hands)
And mark it with a B (mark “B” on hand)
And put it in the oven
For baby and me (point to baby and self)

Star Light, Star Bright

Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight

Sǫ’bi’tsa’adindiin,sǫ’ bi’tsa’adindiin
Ał’aa’ii so’ yił’tsaa’

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground
Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky

Teddy bear, teddy bear, climb in bed
Teddy bear, teddy bear, sleepy head
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the light
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say goodnite

Shaash yazhi, shaash yazhi na ni yis
Shaash yazhi, shaash yazhi ní bi dinlch’ii
Shaash yazhi, shaash yazhi woo da’di
Shaash yazhi, shaash yazhi ya’ bi dinlch’ii

Shaash yazhi, shaash yazhi, cha’as kee yii hii naa
Shaash yazhi, shaash yazhi, ch’aa dii’yaah
Shaash yazhi, shaash yazhi, adin diin niłch’aas’
Shaash yazhi, shaash yazhi, nizhonigo iií woosh.

This Little Piggy
(starting with thumb or big toe, touch one for each little piggy)

This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed at home
This little piggy had roast beef
This little piggy had none
And this little piggy went
“Weeweewee!”
All the way home

Díí bisoodi yazhi kingo ni yaa
Díí bisoodi yazhi hoghan di sidaí
Díí bisoodi yazhi a’tsii yi yáá
Díí bisoodi yazhi bee adiin
Akoo díí bisoodi yazhi dilwoosh
“Weeweewee!”
Hoghango a’hnaadzaa.

Thumbkin

Where is Thumbkin?
(hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
(keep hands behind back)
Here I am!
(bring thumb in front)
Here I am!
How are you today sir?
(bow one thumb toward the other)
Very well, I thank you
(other thumb down answers)
Run away
(put one hand behind back)
Run away
(put other hand behind back)

Haaji bi la’tso?
Haaji bi la’tso?
Koo nashaa
Koo nashaa

Haash ni tee bi la’tso?
Shi’ei ya’ateeh go naasha.
Shí naasha
Shí naasha

Twinkle, Twinkle

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

Sǫ’i, sǫ’i, sǫ’iyazhi
Ha’atiish shaa’ni lii
So’ ei wooda di da holó
So’ Jo’na’ha’aa nahalingo bitsa adindiin
Sǫ’i, sǫ’i, sǫ’iyazhi
Ha’atiish shaa’ni lii

Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkey’s
(hold up five fingers)
Jumping on the bed
(fingers up and down on the other palm)
One fell off
And bumped his head
(hold head, move side-to-side)
Mama called the doctor
(pretend to use the phone)
And the doctor said:
“No more monkey’s
jumping on the bed!”
(shake fingerscoldingly)

‘Ashdla’ magíi yazhí
(hold up five fingers)
‘Ashdla’ magíi yazhí da nida ha’ch’aa
(fingers up and down on the other palm)
Aadoo ał’aii’ magíi haa daa góó.
(hold head, move side-to-side)
Aadoo Amá azee ił’ inii yił honee
(pretend to use the phone)
Aadoo azee ił’iini anii:
“Doo ou’nee di la’ii. Hozho’o sin’I’daa.
(shake fingerscoldingly)

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