it was the birthday of one of my adult students yesterday, so I sang her a few birthday songs. I started with “happy birthday to you”, flowed in to “생일축하 합니다” and ended it of with “Veels geluk liewe maatjie.”
They told me the Afrikaans song reminded them of a children’s birthday song. Rightly so, because it is a children’s song.
the song they say it reminded them of was:
왜 태어났니? 왜 태어났니?
얼굴도 못 생겼는데
Translation is something like this:
Why were you born? Why were you born?
Your face is so ugly.
Why were you born?