Valentina wrote: "I am Roman, this is the only version I have always known of "Sedia, sediola" and it is in Italian..."

Notes

*The dash equals a pause stretching the vowel sound of the preceding syllable
**Pizzutello is a type of grapes which are a specialty of the town of Tivoli, near Rome.

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Game Instructions

"You sing it by holding a child's hands while he or she is seated on your lap facing you, with legs apart. While singing you let him or her move his back to and fro; while pronouncing the last lines you let him go further from you (always holding his hands) as if pretending to let him fall out of a window, like the last lines of the song say. Children enjoy a little dose of scary excitement." -Valentina

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Valentina for contributing this song and the instructions.

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