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Obwisana

The following is a traditional song from Ghana that has become very popular in American preschool and elementary music classrooms for its simplicity and steady beat. Click here for a video of second-graders doing the traditional stone-passing game originally associated with this song.



Obwisana sa nana,
Obwisana sa;
Obwisana sa nana,
Obwisana sa.
Motions:
Simply, pass stones around the circle, on the beat
Translation:
The rock has crushed my hand, grandma,
The rock has crushed my hand
The rock has crushed my hand, grandma,
The rock has crushed my hand