AMBOS A DOS
quiero un page,
oficio le pondréis?
Le pondremos carpintero,
oficio no le gusta,
oficio sí le gusta,
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 -
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.
Here boy decides if he wants to be that or not by using his head - no words
Once the boy agrees to the latest "oficio" then the game winds down.
CIRCLE - Kids gather in a circle dancing round and round in one direction. The boy and GIRL stand in the middle embarrased.....