Children dolanan song is a cultural art form from Java. If you understand Jawwa culture or indeed Javanese, then of course you are familiar with children’s dolanan songs. This is a song that has noble values and is in accordance with the national culture of the archipelago.
Children’s dolanan songs are often a communication tool that contains educational value for children. This is one of the legacies of our ancestors that must be preserved so that it is not lost by the times. This is also proof that ancient people really knew how to educate children with the values of civility and education.
Among the examples of children’s dolanan songs is art in Javanese language which contains artistic value which contains education which is usually played in filling spare time, when having fun and also functions as a noble means of communication.
What is Dolanan Song
Now, we will see the meaning and meaning of the dolanan song. Just take a look at the following
Dolanan song is a song or tembang in the form of art that contains children’s dolanan and has social didactic characteristics.
Didactic is educating or contains educational value. So, this dolanan song contains education in it which is presented in a relaxed and fun way. The educational element in the dolanan song can be obtained directly in writing in the song lyrics or implied in the song, namely by making various parables and analogies.
It can be said, this is the expertise of the Javanese, where they are able to provide education, noble values through dolanan songs or art made with parables so that children who hear them can enjoy the value of education provided without feeling uncomfortable or bored.
Not only educational values, but tembang dolanan also contains social values so that it makes children understand social life and enables them to build social relationships among other children.
So, the song or tembang dolanan art is very full of positive values, especially in terms of containing educational and social values.
Children Song Example
If the definition of dolanan song is like that, then what are the examples so that it becomes additional knowledge for those of us who want to know more about this song.
Ok, here we will see some examples of children’s dolanan songs.
1. Sluku Sluku Batok
For more details, here are the lyrics of this song
Si Rama menyang solo
Oleh-olehe payung motha
Mak jenthit lolo lobah
Wong mati ora obah
Nek obah madeni bocah
Nek urip goleka dhuwit.
The following is a fragment of the lyrics of the JARANAN dolanan song
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Jaranan-jaranan, jarane jaran teji
Sing numpak ndoro bei
Sing ngiring para mentri
Jeg-jeg nong, jreg-jreg gung
Jeg-jeg gedebuk krincing
Jeg-jeg gedebug jedher
Furthermore, the children’s dolanan song is ilir-ilir. For some children or parents, of course they are familiar with the current Temabang because we hear it very often both on YouTube and other media.
lir ilir is a song created by Sunan Kalijaga during the collapse of the Majapahit kingdom or to be precise the 16th century. Java.
Next, we will see a fragment of the lyrics of the dolanan lir-ilir song.
Tandure wus sumilir
Tak ijo royo-royo
Tak sengguh temanten anyar
Cah angon, cah angon
Panekno blimbing kuwi
Kanggi mbasuh dodotiro
Kumitir bedah ing pinggir
Kanggo sebo mengko sore
Mumpung padhang rembulance
Mumpung jembar kalangane
Yo sorako, sorak yo !!
The examples of dolanan songs above all have their own meaning that gives educational value to children and to anyone in a gentle way so that kindness is easily absorbed by anyone.
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That is the meaning of dolanan song and for example, hopefully it can be useful and increase our knowledge of the culture of the archipelago and get to know more about the culture and value of art in Indonesian culture, especially Java.