This song is sung in the Caribbean. What's interesting is that it seems to come from the French song, "Ah ! Mon beau château," yet so far we haven't found it sung in English outside of the Caribbean.

Each verse is repeated.
Game Instructions can be found below.

Notes

***Insert the name of a child from Group 1.
(1) You can say "rotten" anything here.

Game Instructions

The children hold hands and form 2 different circles. Group 1 in the 1st Circle sings the 1st verse. Group 2 sings the 2nd verse. They alternate verses. On We want ***, Group 2 chooses someone from the 1st Circle. On the last verse the chosen person joins the 2nd circle. The game continues until all the kids are in the 2nd circle.

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This song was recorded by Karen S. Ellis on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands between 1976 - 1978 when was teaching at the Ricardo Richards School...


Thanks and Acknowledgements

A recording of this song can be found at the Library of Congress.