A Folk Song of China

There is no land like that of a childhood. Still the boys and girls have different childhood .

Today in kid’s Corner a traditional song from china


When a son is born,

He is cradled in the bed,

He is clothed in robes,

Given a jade sceptre as toy.

His lusty cries portend his vigor,

He shall wear bright, red knee-caps,

Shall be the lord of a hereditary house.


When a daughter is born,

She is cradled on the floor,

She is clothed in swaddling-bands,

Given a loom-whorf as toy,

She shall wear no badges of honour,

Shall only take care of food and drink,

And not cause trouble to her parents.

( Chinese Book Of Songs)




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