This song is originally from Spain

Game Instructions

The children sit in a circle. The leader (previously chosen) is placed on a spot where s/he can easily be seen. Every player chooses a musical instrument that s/he will pretend to play when the leader points to her/him. If s/he fails (s/he didn't notice that s/he was pointed to), s/he'll get a penalty that was fixed before the game started.


Marta wrote: "I want to send you the version I grew up with in Montevideo". Here it is:

Antón, Antón,
Antón Pirulero
Cada cual, cada cual,
Que atienda a su juego,
Y el que no lo atienda,
Y el que no lo atienda,
Pagará, pagará,
Una prenda tendrá.

English translation

Antón, Antón,
Antón Pirulero,
Each one, each one
Must pay attention to his game,
The one who doens't pay attention
The one who doesn't pay attention
Will pay, will pay
Will get a penalty.


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Antón Pirulero

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Oscar Téliz for pointing out this song to us and to Monique Palomares for translating it and creating the midi music. Many thanks also to Marta Miranda for the second version.

¡Muchas gracias!