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What does さっさ mean?

おやこうこう ひやさっさ、よいさっさ、

I can't find a definition.

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「~~さっさ」 does not have any meanings; It is just a common 囃子言葉{はやしことば}.

囃子言葉 is a nonsense/meaningless refrain used in certain songs for the purpose of keeping a good rhythm.

For instance, listen to this well-known children's song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIt4TUFvgSI

Finally, this 「さっさ」 has absolutely nothing to do with the 「さっさ」 discussed in this Q&A

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