Mother Dear, Where Are You Going?

Traditional
Written By: Unknown
Copyright Unknown

Mother dear, where are you going?
Tra la la, tra la la,
Mother dear, where are you going?
Tra la la la la!
(Children face each other in pairs.
Child on right represents mother.)


I am going to my garden.
Tra la la, tra la la,
I am going to my garden.
Tra la la la la!
('Mother' sings and points.)

What shall you do in your garden?
Tra la la, tra la la,
What shall you do in your garden?
Tra la la la la!
('Child' sings and addresses 'Mother'.)

I shall pick a bunch of flowers.
Tra la la, tra la la,
I shall pick a bunch of flowers.
Tra la la la la!
('Mother' sings while 'picking flowers'.)

To whom will you give your flowers?
Tra la la, tra la la,
To whom will you give your flowers?
Tra la la la la!
('Child' sings and addresses 'Mother'.)

They are for my very best friend.
Tra la la, tra la la,
They are for my very best friend.
Tra la la la la!
('Mother' indicates with finger.)

And who is your very best friend?
Tra la la, tra la la,
And who is your very best friend?
Tra la la la la!
('Child' sings and addresses 'Mother'.)

This is my very best friend.
Tra la la, tra la la,
This is my very best friend.
Tra la la la la!
(Both join hands in front
and sing together.)

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