Songs in Farsi

Follow along with Firouzeh Peyvandi as she teaches us two songs in Farsi: Mr. Rabbit and My Beautiful Doll.

Meet Firouzeh Peyvandi
Learn the song Mr. Rabbit

Learn the song My Beautiful Doll
Learn about the language and culture through information and stories

Meet Firouzeh Peyvandi

Firouzeh Peyvandi, whose first name means “turquoise” in Farsi, came to Canada 20 years ago as a refugee from Iran. She arrived with no knowledge of English and no work experience. After learning English, Firouzeh changed her career path from computer programming to counselling. Firouzeh is assistant manager of settlement services for the Immigrant Services Society of BC in Coquitlam. The mother of two adult children, Firouzeh enjoys singing in her free time.

Mr. Rabbit

This story-song teaches children to be kind to guests no matter what they look like! 

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Find ideas for using this song in a program about rabbits

Mr. Rabbit in Farsi script

Agha Khargoosheh
Yek rooz yek agha khargoosheh
David resid beh yek moosheh
Moosheh david too soorakh
Khargoosheh goft Akh
Vaysta, vaysta, kaaret daaram
Man khargoosh-e bee azaaram
Zood biya az soorakhet beeroon
Nemikhay mehmoon
Moosh oomad az soorakhesh beeroon
Yeh negahi kard beh mehmoon
Deed keh gooshash derazeh
Dahanesh baazeh
Shayad mikhad bekhoradam
Ya ba khodesh bebaradam
Pas miram pish-e mamanam
Anja mimanam
Madar-e moosheh aaghel bood
Zani baa hoosh-o kaamel bood
Yeh negahi kard beh khargoosh
Goft beh bacheh moosh
Natars joonam oon mehmooneh
Kheili khoob-o mehrabooneh
Zood bedo beh oo salam kon
Biyaresh khooneh
Zood bedo beh oo salam kon
Biyaresh khooneh

Mr. Rabbit
One day Mr. Rabbit
Ran into a mouse
The mouse ran into a hole
Rabbit said, "Oops!"
Stop, stop, I want to tell you something
I'm a harmless rabbit
Get out of your hole immediately
Wouldn't you like a guest?
The mouse came out of its hole
It looked at the guest
The guest had long ears
His mouth was wide open
Maybe he wants to eat me
Or he wants to kidnap me
So I will go back to my Mom
And I'll stay there
The mouse's mother was smart
She was clever and mature
She looked at the rabbit
And then said to baby mouse
Don't be afraid, my dear, he is a guest
He is very nice and kind
Quickly go and say hello to him
Bring him home
Quickly go and say hello to him
Bring him home

 My Beautiful Doll

This Farsi song is about the fun a child has playing with a doll.

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Find ideas for using this song in a program about toys

My Beautiful Doll Farsi in script

Aroosak-e Ghashang-e Man
Aroosak-e qashang-e man qermez poosheedeh
Too rakht-e khaab-e makhmal-e aabee khabeedeh
Maman yeh rooz rafteh bazar oono kharideh
Qashangtar az aroosakam heech kass nadideh
Qashangtar az aroosakam heech kass nadideh

Aroosak-e man! Cheshmato va kon
Vaqti keh shab shod, oon vaqt lala kon
Biya bereem tooye hayat ba man bazee kon
Toop bazi-o shen bazi-o tanab bazee kon
Toop bazi-o shen bazi-o tanab bazee kon
Repeat last five lines

My Beautiful Doll
My beautiful doll is wearing red
She is sleeping in her blue velvet bed
One day my Mom bought it from the bazaar
No one has seen any doll prettier than mine
No one has seen any doll prettier than mine

My doll! Open your eyes
When night comes, then go to sleep
Come and play with me in the backyard
Play ball, sand game and jump-rope
Play ball, sand game and jump-rope
Repeat last five lines

Learn about the language and culture through information and stories

Farsi is modern Persian and the official language of Iran. Persian borrowed many words and an alphabet from Arabic. Like Arabic, it’s written from right to left. Did you know that the words candy, lemon, and pajamas can be traced to Persian?

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