Annikah always comes home with new songs that she learns at school. Most of the English songs she sings with a Tanzania accent (or wrong words all together) but if we try to advise her of the “correct” words or pronunciation she gets quite ornery and rebuts “Mama, that is not how my teacher says it”. In order to maintain peace we often allow her to sing it the way she hears it (which often results in giggles around here as we try to figure out what she thinks it is…like for example “ba, ba, black sheep” around these parts goes something like this “ba,ba, brick sleep, etie etie wool“). Although English songs sometimes take a beating the Kiswahili ones are pretty fabulous and fun for even us to learn. This is one of my favorite ones she sings because she always does it with such gusto. Plus, almost everyone here seems to know it and if she starts it someone always finishes it with her. Kids, adults, even a teenage guy sang with her when we were walking down our street yesterday.
Pretty sweet. A silly song about ducks presented with a few mistakes but enough adorable-ness to make up for it….