SOTW: The Wheels on the Bus, a tale of translations
“The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, like this tune, in your brain! The wheels on the bus go ‘round your brain, repeat this refrain!”
I personally feel like this is the most honest translation of the song that is often compared to “Ninety Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall” for its repetitive, incessantly catchy nature. “The Wheels on the Bus” was published in the US by Verna Hills in 1939 and proceeded to loop around our collective consciousness for the past 81 years. It was so dang catchy that it literally looped around the world, and versions of this song can now be found in innumerable other languages. To celebrate the multicultural, multi-ethnic family that is The Music Class, today we’re going to look at “The Wheels on the Bus” in as many different languages as I can fit on this page. If your family speaks one of these languages, it would be awesome to share your version with your Music Class!
Let’s see how many languages we can sing in one class! Enjoy!