(1, 2, 3, Little Chinese Monkey)
(A Carnation Fought with a Rose)
(A Pretty Young Rose)
(Arrival of the Shepherdesses)
Christmas Nativity Play
(A Tune from Beira)
(Beautiful Christmas Night)
(Bull with the Black Face)
(Carol from Elvas)
(Catrina's Little Doves)
(Circle, Little Circle)
(Clap, Little Hand, Clap)
Clapping Game for Babies
(Cry, Little Mary, Cry)
São Tomé and Príncipe
Hand Clapping Song
(Fall, Fall Balloon)
(Fly, Ladybug, Fly)
(Go Away, Oh Bogeyman )
(Here Goes the Handkerchief)
Drop the Handkerchief Game
(I Am a Little Girl)
(I Am Poor)
(If This Street Were Mine)
(I Lived in the Sand)
(I Saw a Roach)
(I Stepped on a Pebble)
Hand Clapping Rhyme
(I Threw a Stick at a Cat)
(I Threw the Stick to the Cat)
(I've Lost My Handkerchief)
(I Was Going On the Way to Viseu)
(I Went to Itororo)
(Little Chapel of Melon)
(Little Fish of the Sea)
(Little Theresa of Jesus)
(Long Live Joe Pereira)
(Long Live Joe Pereira(Version 2))
(Muffins and Cookies)
(My Hat Has Three Corners)
(My Little Axe)
(My Little Rooster)
(My Little Snack)
(My Spinning Top)
(Oh, My Ripe Blackberry)
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
(Put It Here, Put It There)
(Shoo, Little Bird)
(Slaves of Job)
(The Canoe Turned Over)
(The Chicken Goes Crazy)
(The Cockroach Says...)
(The Little Boat)
(The Little Boy is Sleeping)
(The Little Orange)
(The Maltese Cat)
(The Pharmacist's Handkerchief)
(The Rooster Said to the Hen)
(The Rooster Was Telling the Hen)
(The Three Kittens)
(The Toad Does Not Wash its Foot)
(The Top Entered the Round)
(Towns of Portugal)
(Two Small and Funny Mice)
(What a Pretty Boat)
(When Little Potato Sprouts)
Folk Dance Song
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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