Notes

According to Christine from Switzerland:

"The language of this song is Swahili. The meaning is..."

Make tume tume papa -You are my father

tutu é tutu é papa -Are you my father?

i ene -I am.

If anyone can confirm this translation and the language, please email me. Thanks! Mama Lisa

Game Instructions

1. Pretend to hold a towel and dry your back with both hands.
2. Ditto but swapping arms -right arm down left arm up.
3. Dry your hands holding them up on the right.
4. Dry your hands holding them down on the right
5. Pretend to remove whatever water would still be on your hands.
6. Take four steps right and four steps left.

Comments

We've seen mention of this song as coming from Mozambique and also Cameroon.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

According to one site, "Make Tume" is a traditional song from Mozambique. Thanks to Christine for writing to us about the meaning of this song!