Does Anyone Know a Song or Rhyme with the Line, “Zumba zumbita, gala gazita”?

Judith Gallanda Schmitt wrote:

Has anyone ever heard of a song, nursery rhyme, etc. that starts with ‘zumba zumbita, gala gazita’? Forgive the spelling.

I’d be curious to know what language it’s in too and what country it’s from.

If anyone can help out Judith, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks!

Mama Lisa

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4 Responses to “Does Anyone Know a Song or Rhyme with the Line, “Zumba zumbita, gala gazita”?”

  1. Judith Says:

    I know it is in Italian but that’s all I know. My grandpa used to sing it to us while he rocked us. GREAT MEMORIES!!!

  2. Janette Says:

    This sounds like a song we do in Kindermusik from the country of Israel. The musical round goes like this:

    Zum gali gali gali, zum gali gali. Zum gali gali gali, zum gali gali.
    Hechalutz le ‘man avodah; Avodah le ‘man hechalutz. (chorus)
    Avodah le ‘man hechalutz; Hechalutz le ‘man avodah. (chorus)
    Hechalutz le ‘man hab’tulah; Hab’tulah le ‘man hechalutz. (chorus)
    Hashalom le ‘man ha’amim; Ha’amim le ‘man hashalom. (chorus)

  3. Antony Says:

    Is it the song that Connie sings at the party at the beginning of The Godfather Part 3.

    i think, with my limited italian…it is about musicall instruments…it is a song i have been trying to find the name of for a long while.

    the verses are something like this,

    What sound does a whistle make? toot de toot…

    then what sound does a saxaphone make…then mandolin, violin…

    then each sound is repeted in turn. Like the British Song..”I am the music man”

    i know this is a terrible explaination but hopefully some can help…it’s been driving me crazy trying to find this song.

  4. Lisa Says:

    Are you looking for the song…

    Topolino topoletto zum ba ba
    http://mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=2769&c=120

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