Lyrics to nursery rhyme ‘this is the way’ in Yoruba

I just realised that as someone who writes Yoruba children’s books, I haven’t written much Yoruba content on my blog. So I thought I would share with you the nursery rhyme This is the way we brush our teeth in Yoruba. Enjoy!

nursery rhyme this is the way we brush our teeth in Yoruba by segilola salami

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Now here’s the lyrics to nursery rhyme ‘this is the way’ in Yoruba

Bayi l’a nse fo eyin, fo eyin, fo eyin,

Bayi l’a nse fo eyin, laaro kutu kutu

This is the way we brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth, brush our teeth.
This is the way we brush our teeth
Early in the morning.

Bayi l’a nse bo oju, bo oju, bo oju

Bayi l’a nse bo oju, laaro kutu kutu

This is the way we wash our face,
Wash our face, wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face
Early in the morning.

Bayi l’a nse ya irun, ya irun, ya irun

Bayi l’a nse ya irun, laaro kutu kutu

This is the way we comb our hair,
Comb our hair, comb our hair.
This is the way we comb our hair
Early in the morning.

Bayi l’a nse wo aso, wo aso, wo aso,

Bayi l’a nse wo aso, laaro kutu kutu

This is the way we put on our clothes,
Put on our clothes, put on our clothes.
This is the way we put on our clothes
Early in the morning.

To help you sing it, here’s an old YouTube video.

What do you think? What’s your favourite nursery rhyme that’s been translated to another language? Please leave a comment below

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