898. Zakinzá, zakinzá. Karpinté ta mas cu rey (Carpenter above King)

Karpinté bieu ta “midi dos biaha pa bo zag un biaha”

(An experienced carpenter “measures twice in order to saw but once”)

Our (grand)mothers’ would rock us back and forth to this children’s song:

Carpinté ta mas cu Rey (Carpenter above King)

Zakinzá, zakinzá

Bernabó ta riba cabai

Cabai n’ke bai, cabai n’ke bai

Bernabó ta riba cabai

Sut’é p’é bai, sut’é p’é bai

(Bernabó on horseback

The horse refuses to go, the horse refuses to go

Bernabó on horseback

Strike him to go, strike him to go)

About 1000awesomethingsaboutcuracao

I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in and love Manhattan, but sometimes miss my first Awesome island...

One comment

  1. Hello, Carolina this is so great, to see and hear all our old sayings and habits, I love it, your mom told how to get on 1000 awsome thing about Curacao. love Yvette Brandt-Lesire

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