This is sung to the tune of the French lullaby Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère.

O barquinho - Portuguese Children's Songs - Portugal - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*"Chape" is onomatopoeia for the sound the boat makes as it hits the waves. I don't think there's a direct translation to English, however "splash" may be similar.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - O barquinho

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Rita Viviana Fernandes for contributing and translating this song.

Thanks to Monique Palomares for the midi and score.

Image: The Mysterious Boat by Odilon Redon.