I stumbled onto your site while looking for an answer to an age-old family question. When I was a little girl, my grandma and grandpa, both of whom were Portuguese, used to recite a rhyme to me in Portuguese while bouncing me in their knee. It started with (and pardon the phonetic spelling!):
“Ah de ah de ah” and ended with “oomina choo-cha!” and they would lift me high in the air.
My grandparents have since passed away. My entire family remembers the tune of the rhyme but not the words. We thought it was something about a horse? It would mean the world to me to be able to sing that with my own little girl. Do you have any thoughts as to what the rhyme might be so we can properly learn it?Thank you for your time!Jen
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