"This is the most well-known circle dance in Brazil." - Bruna

Ciranda, Cirandinha - Brazilian Children's Songs - Brazil - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*"Instead of saying 'Mrs. Sancha' you can leave it blank and put in the name of a child in the circle. This child goes to the center of the circle and says a poem or verse, than she goes back to her place and the game starts over." -Sandra Esper (from Brazil)

Game Instructions

Everyone sings the song while holding hands and going around in a circle clockwise. On the 3rd line they go around once in the opposite direction. Then they back to circling clockwise. On the last verse, the person named goes into the middle of the circle and then at the end of the song that person recites a verse. Then the game starts over again.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Ciranda, Cirandinha

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Patricia Pinheiro for contributing and translating this nursery rhyme song (with Lisa). Thanks also to Iona for contributing the third verse and the guitar chords. Thanks to Bruna Marcela Benevenutti for commenting on the song.

Obrigada!

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