My Rickshaw

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Country: Malaysia
Language: Malay

A traditional Malaysian song about the rickshaw drivers in the tourist-friendly parts of Melaka, a tourist-friendly Portuguese-oriented port town.
[wpspoiler name=”Ride a rickshaw in Malaysia” open=”true” style=”aatw-video”][/wpspoiler]
[wpspoiler name=”Original lyrics” style=”aatw-other” open=”true”]

Naik Beca di Melaka

Abang beca, abang beca di tengah jalan
Rickshaw driver, rickshaw driver in the middle of the road

Cari muatan untuk mencari makan
Looking for passengers to earn a living

Puter puter, puter puter kaki mengayung
Round and round, round and round go his pedaling feet

Pergi jauh keringat pun lalu jatuh
As he goes far so he begins to sweat

Repeat

Dari pagi hingga matahari terbenam
From morning until the sun sets

Barat timur selatan serta utara
West, east, south, and north

Hujan panas tiada merintanginya
Rain or shine, nothing stops him

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[wpspoiler name=”Lyrics of All Around This World version” style=”aatw-other”]Abang beca, abang beca di tengah jalan
I drive my rickshaw in the town
Abang beca, abang beca di tengah jalan
I pedal hard to keep those wheels going ’round
At sunrise I wake up and drive my rickshaw
When the sun sets I’ll be driving too
Round and round go my feet as we glide down the street
Who will take a ride? Will you?[/wpspoiler]

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