Mary Jane sent this song with the note, "I would like to contribute 'Mi gallito,' which I learned in Bolivia, but I believe is sung in many Latin American countries."

Mi gallito - Bolivian Children's Songs - Bolivia - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Note from Mary Jane: "It's fun to add hand motions when singing. For example, at 'pobrecito,' wipe away tears. When referring to the three countries, use hand as a visor to look around, and point in different directions. When mentioning the body parts, run hands over those parts, and flap wings. Add others as children suggest them or as you think of them."

Note from Mama Lisa: Sometimes the first line of verse 1 & 2 is sung twice before continuing on to the next line.


Learn the Chilean Version of Mi gallito.



Many thanks to Mary Jane Wilkie the recording!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Mi gallito

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Mary Jane Wilkie for contributing, translating and singing this song for us!

¡Muchas gracias!