Hit the Rojak

Go tell Aunt Rhodey the preschoolers have a new favorite song!  They learned it in music class and sang it for me at the lunch table, over and over!  This is their take on it:

Hit the Rojak and don't ya come back no more, no more, no more, no more.
Hit the Rojak and don't ya come back no more.
What you say?

I've yet to discover the preschoolers' ideas about the mysterious "Rojak" and why we should hit it.  We don't hit at our school!

Wikipedia suggests that "Rojak" is "a traditional fruit and vegetable dish commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The term is also used as a colloquial expression for an eclectic mix, much like this collage of a blog.

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We learn so many things as kids, some the hard way, some useful for a lifetime.  Learning to snap my fingers was a big effort requiring much practice, but I couldn't really listen to "Hit the Rojak" without this skill. I never did learn to carry a tune in a bucket or skip rocks worth beans.

Some other exciting skills:
  1. Learning to wink
  2. Learning to whistle
  3. Cluck tongue
  4. Twiddle thumbs
  5. Here is the church, here is the steeple
  6. Wiggle ears
  7. Roll dice
  8. Shuffle cards and deal
  9. Be the banker in Monopoly
  10. Tighten to the right, loosen to the left
  11. Stop a nosebleed
  12. Do the Charleston Bees Knees  

And now before hitting the road to work... Oh, wait!

Oh won’t you stay just a little bit longer
Oh please, please stay just a little bit more

Now the promoter don’t mind
And the roadies don’t mind
If we take a little time
And we leave this all behind and sing
One more song

Oh, yeah.  And one more:

Step out the back, Jack.
Make a new plan, Stan.
No need to read Corduroy!

© 2011 Nancy L. Ruder


Kim said...

I like that song, too. Now I'm thinking Hit the Kojak. Well, anyway, here is a link to the Martha Speaks show about the Polish alphabet soup but I don't think it shows the letters.


Then search for the episode "Bye Martha"

Kathleen said...

You delight me! And now I'll be singing "Hit the Rojak" in the cemetery all week!

Collagemama said...

I hope you clicked the link to see the Rojak Man in action. Shoot, I never even thought of Kojak. Thanks, ladies!


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