Cada cual que atienda su juego,
Y el que no lo atienda
Pagará una prenda.
A lo seguro a lo maduro
Que se voltee Carlitos de burro.
Everyone must pay attention to the game,
And the one that doesn't pay attention
Will get a penalty.
When it's certain, when it's safe,
Let donkey (child's name) turn around.
This song is originally from Spain.
The children sit in a circle. The leader (who's chosen in advance) is placed in a spot where he can be seen by all the players. Each player chooses a musical instrument to pretend to play when the leader points to him. If he fails (because he didn't notice that he was pointed to), he gets a penalty that was decided on before the game started.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Carlos Arturo Casas Mendoza for contributing this song. Translation by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.
Many thanks to Monique Palomares for the recording.