This is an old circle game from Venice in the Venetian dialect.

Game Instructions

The children walk in a circle singing the song. One child stands in the middle and does as asked: she jumps and curtsies. On the last line, she chooses a child, gives him a kiss, they swap places and the game starts again.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This song can be found in "Giuochi popolari veneziani" (Popular Venetian Games) by Domenico Giuseppe Bernoni (1874).