Notes

*Rita wrote, "A tostão is a very old Portuguese coin, no longer in use. I believe it was used in my grandparents and parents' time. It was the name for 10 cents, the equivalent of the word 'dime' I suppose."

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This is sung to the same tune as the French song "J'ai du bon tabac" by the Abbot of Attaignant (1697-1779).

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Sheet Music - O pião

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