This song comes from a Brazilian tale called "The girl and the fig tree". Other names for it are "The Step-Mother" and "The Girl Buried Alive".

Xô, passarinho - Brazilian Children's Songs - Brazil - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Xô, passarinho

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Carol Corione for contributing this song. Translated by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci. Image by Mama Lisa.