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A native Korean girl going santoki.


"Santoki" is perhaps the most famous children's song in Korea. Virtually every Korean knows the melody and lyrics of this song.[citation needed] The word "santoki" literally means "mountain bunny".

English Lyrics[edit]

First Verse:
Mountain bunny, bunny
Where are you going?
Bouncing, bouncing as you're running.
Where are you going?
Second Verse:
Over the mountain peaks, peaks
I will climb them on my own
Plump, plump chestnuts
I will find and bring

Korean Lyrics[edit]

First Verse:
산토끼 토끼야
어디를 가느냐
깡충깡충 뛰면서
어디를 가느냐
Second Verse:
산고개 고개를
나혼자 넘어서
토실토실 알밤을
주워서 올테야


First Verse:
San-toki, toki-ya
Eodireul gahneunyah?
Kkangchoong, kkangchoong dimyeonseo
Eodireul gahneunyah?
Second Verse:
Sangogae gogaereul
Nahonja neomeoseo
toshil-toshil albameul
Juweoseo oltaeyah

In popular culture[edit]

The song was popularized in the United States by the Ska Punk band The Chinkees, who performs the song on their 1999 recording Peace Through Music.


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