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AMBOS A DOS

Ambos a dos,  
matarile, rile, rile
Ambos a dos,
matarile, rile, ron.

¿Qué quiere usted?
matarile, rile, rile
¿Qué quiere usted?
matarile, rile, ron.

Yo quiero un page,
matarile, rile, rile
Yo quiero un page,
matarile, rile, ron.

Escoja usted,
matarile, rile, rile
Escoja usted,
matarile, rile, ron.

Escojo a Luis,
matarile, rile, rile
Escojo a Luis,
matarile, rile, ron.

¿Qué oficio le pondréis?
matarile, rile, rile
¿Qué oficio le pondréis?
matarile, rile, ron.

Le pondremos carpintero,
matarile, rile, rile
Le pondremos carpintero,
matarile, rile, ron.

Ese oficio no le gusta,
matarile, rile, rile
Ese oficio no le gusta,
matarile, rile, ron.

Le pondremos zapatero,
matarile, rile, rile
Le pondremos zapatero,
matarile, rile, ron.

Ese oficio sí le gusta,
matarile, rile, rile
Ese oficio sí le gusta,
matarile, rile, ron.

Celebremos todos juntos
matarile, rile, rile
Celebremos todos juntos
matarile, rile, ron.

 

 

 

 

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Song-game Instructions

These instructions were pieced together from memory.

This is an OLD game from Spain. It is a question and answer song-game. The girl is pretending to look for a husband. Usually girls have a hard time finding boys who will joing their little game. Boys had to be bribed, conned, or coerced into participating..

First a group of children - maybe 4 - 6 kids line up, shoulder to shoulder - without touching, with at least 2 boys in the row. The row will face a lone girl across from them - she will be facing them.

The row of children chant, while moving forward towards the "it" girl, and then move back. When the "it" girl chants she moves forward towards the row of kids and back again.

From now own I will refer to the row of children as ROW and to the "it" girl as GIRL.

While ROW chants - GIRL can sing along but stays in place and may swing from side to side - "coqueteando"

ROW - While going towards the GIRL they chant -
FORWARD: Ambos a dos, matarile rile rile
BACKWARDS: ambos a dos, matarile rile ron

ROW
FORWARD: ¿Qué quiere usted? matarile, rile, rile
BACKWARD: ¿Qué quiere usted? matarile, rile, ron.

GIRL
FORWARD: Yo quiero un page, matarile, rile, rile
BACKWARD: Yo quiero un page, matarile, rile, ron.

ROW
FORWARD: Escoja usted, matarile, rile, rile
BACKWARD: Escoja usted, matarile, rile, ron.

We used the name Luis but when it's time to use a child's name the GIRL uses the name of one of the boys in the row. The boy then decides if he wants to be a carpenter or whatever. The "oficio" can be changed by the GIRL and the boy whose name was called gets to decide if that's what he wants to be. He can simply shake his head yes or no. There's a lot of giggling here. They boy can be clownish and exagerate his yes or no - but should not speak. This game can go on and on depending upon the boy. If he wants to tease the girls he keeps shaking his head NO.

GIRL
FORWARD: Escojo a Luis, matarile, rile, rile
BACKWARD: Escojo a Luis, matarile, rile, ron.

ROW
FORWARD: ¿Qué oficio le pondréis? matarile, rile, rile
BACKWARD: ¿Qué oficio le pondréis? matarile, rile, ron.

GIRL
FORWARD: Le pondremos carpintero, matarile, rile, rile
BACKWARD: Le pondremos carpintero, matarile, rile, ron.

Here boy decides if he wants to be that or not by using his head - no words

ROW
FORWARD: Ese oficio no le gusta, matarile, rile, rile
BACKWARD: Ese oficio no le gusta, matarile, rile, ron.

GIRL
FORWARD: Le pondremos zapatero, matarile, rile, rile
BACKWARD: Le pondremos zapatero, matarile, rile, ron.

Once the boy agrees to the latest "oficio" then the game winds down.

ROW
FORWARD: Ese oficio sí le gusta, matarile, rile, rile
BACKWARD: Ese oficio sí le gusta, matarile, rile, ron.

CIRCLE - Kids gather in a circle dancing round and round in one direction. The boy and GIRL stand in the middle embarrased.....

ALL
Celebremos todos juntos, matarile, rile, rile
Celebremos todos juntos, matarile, rile, ron.

the end.