Emanuela wrote from Italy: "'Seta moneta' is a rhyme that is used to relax children when they are little. It's said in a tone of voice that gets lower and lower, while the children close their eyes and they fall asleep with the last whisper. It's a sweet lullaby."

Seta moneta - Italian Children's Songs - Italy - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*A city in central Italy
**Note about Palfrey: "A palfrey is a type of horse highly valued as a riding horse in the Middle Ages. It is not a breed." -Wikipedia

FYI - "Moneta" can also be understood as "change"

Game Instructions

The way to play "Seta moneta" is with the child riding the adult's knees, the adult holds the child's hands and makes a push and pull saw movement.

Comments

This is a well-known version of Seta Moneta.

Watch
Please let us know if you think this video has been taken down by YouTube.
Thanks!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Emanuela for contributing this song. Translated by Monique Palomares.

Thanks to Lila Pomerantz for the drawing!

Grazzie mille!

Let us know what you think!

If you feel any comment below is inappropriate, please email us. Thanks!