"Misí" and "misá" are nonsense words.


*Alcala is the name of some towns in southern Spain.

Game Instructions

Two children join hands and put their arms up to make an arch, the others go in a line and pass under the bridge while the song is sung. At the end of the song, the two forming the arch lower their arms and catch the one passing at that very moment.


The best known version of this song is in the plural form:

"Los de alante corren mucho,
Los de atrás se quedaran."

("The ones ahead go very fast,
And the ones behind will stay.")


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Pase misí pase misá

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Esther Patruno for contributing this song and to Monique Palomares for translating it and for creating the midi tune.

¡Muchas gracias!