Kids Commute - Young Voices Week! Monday

Oct 9, 2017

Kids Commute Episode 25 - Young Voices Week! The Young People's Chorus of NYC performs, "Riki Tikki Tavi."

Welcome to Young Voices Week on IPR's Kids Commute - Classical Music for Kids!  

This week on Kids’ Commute, we are celebrating young voices from around the world.

The music throughout the week will feature children’s choirs singing songs from different cultures and in different languages.

Today, we'll meet the wonderful Young People's Chorus of NYC performing a song about a brave mongoose - Riki Tikki Tavi!

Monday, October 9, 2017
Riki Rikki Tavi by Faraualla
Young People's Chorus of NYC
Francisco Nuñez, Director

Here's today's Kids Commute:

 


Today, we bring you a musical tribute to Riki Tikki Tavi, a brave mongoose in a story by Rudyard Kipling. A mongoose, is an animal that kind of looks like a cross between a weasel and a cat. 

In the story, Riki Tikki Tavi is adopted by a family living in India. Two mean cobra snakes, named Nag and Nagaina, live in the garden. They don’t like mongooses because mongooses are known for fighting with cobras, and they don’t like humans because humans are nice to mongooses! Late one night, Nag sneaks into the house to find someone to bite, but brave Rikki Tikki Tavi finds him first. They get in a fight, Rikki Tikki Tavi wins, and the family is saved!! You can read the complete story, HERE.

Can you imagine the brave little mongoose fighting the mean cobra snake during this song?

Many, many thanks to the generous and wonderful people of  the Young People's Chorus of New York City. They were kind enough to share the lyrics to "Riki Tikki Tavi," with us, so we can all sing along! Thanks and love, YPC!

Music piece for today:
“Rikki Tikki Tavi” by The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, led by Francisco Nuñez.

Originally performed by Faraualla, arranged by Francisco Nuñez of the YPC.

Listen to the Kids’ Commute live on Classical IPR every weekday morning at 7:40ish or listen to the archived episode at the top of the post.

Sing along with the “Rikki Tikki Tavi” Lyrics:

No-ruh   teh-nah-bu sah-di-coh   bi-bi-doh    neh-ru-tay

Bahm!  Bahm!  Mah-nu    sah-bi-doh lah-bi-doh   feh-bi-doh

Neh-ru-tay   Bahm! Bahm!   No-ru  tay   Bahm, Bahm

Neh-ru-tay  Bahm, Bahm   No-ru tay   Bahm!  Bahm!

Neh-ru tay   Bahm!  Bahm!   Hey!

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi  Ma gus-ta sal-va.   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi  Ma gus-ta fahs.  

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi  Ma gus-ta sal-va.   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi  Ma gus-ta fahs.  

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi  Ma gus-ta sal-va.   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi  Ma gus-ta fahs.  

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi  Ma gus-ta sal-va.   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi  Ma gus-ta fahs.  

Neh-ru-day   nah-bu   sah-di-koh…Bahm, Bahm  Bah-dum Bahm 

Neh-ru-day   nah-bu   sah-di-koh…Bahm, Bahm  Bahm Bahm

Bahm Bahm Bahm Bi-dum Bahm Bahm Bi-dum Bahm

Bahm Bahm Bahm Bi-dum Bahm Bahm Bahm Bahm

Se mi Pu-ti-coh   Lah bah-loh Pe-ti doh

Neh-ru-day   nah-bu   sah-di-koh  Bahm, Bahm   De-mi  su bi-to mun-dah-pe-lo beh-bi-doh

Neh-ru-day  nah-bu sah-di-koh Bahm, Bahm. Bahm Bahm Bi-dum Bahm Bahm Bahm bi-dum

Bahm Bahm Bi-dum Bahm Bahm  Bahm Bahm Bi-dum Bahm Bahm Bahm-bi-dum

Bahm Bahm Bahm Bahm   

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   Ma gus-ta sal-va   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi    Ma  gus-ta fahs.  

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   Ma gus-ta sal-va   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi    Ma  gus-ta fahs.  

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi    Ma gus-ta sal-va   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi  Ma  Gus-ta-fahs.

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi    Ma gus-ta sal-va   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   Ma-gus-ta fahs.   

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ti-ki  Lah-leh  Lay-lay Leh-leh  Lay-lay  Leh-leh  Lay-lay  Leh-leh  Lay-lay  

Leh-leh  Lay-lay Leh-leh  Lay-lay  Leh-leh  Lay-lay  Leh-leh  Lay-lay  Bahm-bom  Bee-dahm Bahmbom  

Bahm  Beedahm  Bahmbom  Beedahm Bahm  Lehleh Laylay  Bahmbom  Beehahm Bahm-bom 

Bahm  Beedahm  Bahmbom  Beedahm Bahm  Lehleh  Laylay  Bahmbom 

Bahm Beedahm  Bahmbom  Beedahm Bahm  Lehleh  Laylay  Bahm bom  Bee dahm 

Bahm bom Bahm  Beedahm Bahm Bahm Bahm Bahm

No-ru-tay nah-bu  Sah-bi-toh  bi-bi-doh.  Neh-ru day   nah-bu   sah-di-koh Bahm, Bahm

Lah-bi-dah  beh-ti-doh   Neh-fu-day   nah-bu   sah-di-koh  Bahm, Bahm.  Bahm, Bahm.

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   Ma gusta sal-va   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   Ma gus-ta fahs

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   Ma gusta sal-va   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   Ma gus-ta fahs

Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   Ma gusta sal-va   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   Ma gus-ta fah   Ri-ki Ti-ki Ta-vi   

Magus-ta sal-va   Ma gus-ta fahs.   Ma gus-ta fahs.

Ma gus-ta fahs.   Ma gus-ta…fahs.

...and here, as promised - a mongoose fighting a cobra!