This is in an Italian dialect from Marche (aka The Marches).


*Peppe (or Pepe) is short for Giuseppe, the equivalent of Joseph in English.

Game Instructions

This rhyme is for an older baby who can already sit up.

Hold the baby by the hands and place her on your knee. When singing "sega sega" you start gently rocking the baby back and forth. On the last line, gently bounce the baby up and down on your knee.



Recited by Luigina from Wisconsin.

Here's 90 year old Luigina from Wisconsin chanting "Segu, segu, Mastru Peppe".
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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Luigina from Wisconsin for sharing this rhyme with the YouTube and mp3 recording!