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Chinese New Year

Here Come The New Years

(to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm")

Here come the new years
Marching round, E-I-E-I-O
And one of the years
Is the year of the Rat, E-I-E-I-O
With a squeak, squeak here,
And a squeak, squeak there,
Here a squeak, there a squeak,
Everywhere a squeak, squeak.
Here come the new years
Marching round, E-I-E-I-O.

Other Verses:
Year of the...
Cow - moo, moo
Tiger - grr,grrr
Rabbit - sniff, sniff
Dragon - roar, roar
Snake - hiss, hiss
Horse - neigh, neigh
Sheep - baa, baa
Monkey - chee, chee
Rooster - cock-a-doodle
Dog - bow, wow
Pig - oink, oink


Lion Dance Song

(to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb")

See the lion dance and prance,
Dance and prance, dance and prance.
See the lion dance and prance
On Chinese New Year's Day.

Hear the firecrackers pop,
Pop,pop,pop; pop,pop,pop
Hear the firecrackers pop
On Chinese New Year's Day.


Chinese Hello Song

(to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")

Let's wave and say "Ni hao (nee how),"
Let's wave and say "Ni hao."
Let's say "hello" to all our friends,
Let's wave and say "ni hao."


Chinese Dragon
(to the tune of "Frere Jacques")

Chinese dragon, Chinese dragon,
Breathing fire, breathing fire,
Happy, happy new year,
Happy, happy new year,
Gung hay fat choy,
Gung hay fat choy.

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