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CHILDREN'S NURSERY RHYME

KIBBIE KA BY BEE HALL UDEE
YA KIBBE LA TID GUDIE
KIBBIE KA BY BEE KIB BOO HA
LA (A PERSON'S NAME) LA GUDOO HA

Submitter comment: THIS IS A LEBANESE NONSENSICAL NURSERY RHYME, WHICH IS OFTEN
RECITED BY MOTHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN.
TRANSLATED IT MEANS:
MEAT PATTIES THIS SIZE
MEAT PATTIES ARE FOR DINNER
MEAT PATTIES ARE FOR (PERSON'S NAME) TO EAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
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