"It's a Somali play song for older sitting babies and toddlers. Instruction: it's played on the lap of the parent." -SH


(1) Bulale is an old Somali name for a boy.
(2) A city in Somaliland. You can change it to any other Somali city (Burco, Sheeg, Wajaale, Abud waaq, or even international one like New York).
(3) Galloping sound.
(4) The sound a horse makes.

Game Instructions

The child sits on the adult's lap facing the adult. The adult holds the baby and raises her lap on each line. On the last line she gently moves her lap more to mimic a trotting horse.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to SH for sharing this song with the translation!