Mia wrote me: "Here is a little song that I know…my family is from Mexico, but I think that they sing this in El Salvador and other places too. The melody is the same as Brinca la Tablita."


Rosa López sent an alternate version:

Tengo una muñeca vestida de azul
Con sus zapatitos y su canesú.
La llevé a paseo se me constipó
La tengo en la cama con mucho dolor.
Esta mañanita me dijo el doctor
Que le dé jarabe con un tenedor.
Dos y dos son cuatro, cuatro y dos son seis
Seis y dos son ocho, y ocho dieciséis.
Brinca la tablita yo ya la brinqué
Bríncala de nuevo yo ya me cansé.


I have a doll dressed in blue
With her little shoes and her lace shawl
I took her for a stroll, she caught a cold
I have her in bed with much pain
This very morning, the doctor told me
To give her some syrup with a fork.
Two and two are four, four and two are six,
Six and two are eight, and eight are sixteen.
Jump over the board, I already jumped it,
Jump over it again, I'm tired already.



Many thanks to Monique Palomares for singing this song for Mama Lisa's World! Monique sang the version of this song from Spain. It's called Tengo una muñeca.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Tengo una muñequita

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Mia Burgos for contributing and translating this song. Many thanks also to Rosa López for the second version.

¡Muchas gracias!