About

The song is not practiced anymore. It was practiced about 50 years ago in a province called Cheonla in Korea. According to the performer of the song, it was practiced to giggle with children.

Lyrics of the song

Oak tree, white mulberry tree, bamboo tree  
There were oak tree, white mulberry tree and the bamboo tree
While mulberry tree farts (white mulberry) (white mulberry)
Oak tree says (calm down) (calm down) 
Bamboo tree says (bastard) (bastard) 

Interpretation

Anxiety

Indifferences of the government regarding of peasant’s life.

Identity

People would form an identity between people who had needed a help from somebody or the government.

Relationship

Possibly meaningful connection was made between people who share the song.

Arts | music


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