Mama Lisa's World
International Music & Culture
Kid Songs and Rhymes of
Trinidad and Tobago


Clap Hands for Mama (Hand-clapping Song)
Dodo Petit Popo (Lullaby)
Marianne (Traditional Song) Midi

Trinidadian Creole


Little Babe (Lullaby)
  • Midi - this song has a Midi tune
Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of Trinidad and Tobago:
  • Angelica wrote: We use to sing a song in school (1940s) with lyrics that went like this….”Leroy Leroy my boy be careful what you do, the tall papaya tree is much too high for you….so bring your basket down before you get a fall…” Have you heard of it? I sure would like it on CD. Sincerely, Angelica If anyone can... Read more »
  • Susan wrote: Hi Mama Lisa, I remember a song from my childhood in Trinidad that translated in English to “Just give me a kiss, just a kiss do do”. Do you have the complete lyrics in English and French Creole to this song? The term “do do” in Trinidad means darling. I only recall some... Read more »
  • Carol wrote to me: I am from Trinidad, but live in Canada. There is a lullaby that is sung to babies that goes “dodo petit popo”. Those are the only words I remember and now that I have a grandchild, I sing only those words, but I don’t remember the rest. Would you... Read more »
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    In addition to this blog, I also host Mama Lisa’s World. Mama Lisa’s World is a large collection of children’s songs and rhymes from countries all around the globe. Matt, a music teacher from Rhode Island, wrote a question to me, the other day, about Mama Lisa’s World: Hey Mama, I love the concept of your site.... Read more »

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