Does Anyone Know the Brazilian Song called Hey Dumba?

We recently learnt about a song called “Hey Dumba” and were wondering if anyone from Brazil can confirm that it’s sung there? Is it a nonsense song or does it have any meaning? Here are the lyrics we found:

Hey dum ba di ay
Dum ba di ay
Ya ba dum
Ay ya ba dum
Hey ya
Hey ya
Hey yala la la

Here’s a video of a class performing it instrumentally…

Please comment below if you know anything about this song. Thanks in advance for your help!

-Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Does Anyone Know the Brazilian Song called Hey Dumba?”

  1. Tatiana S Cunha Says:

    Olá! Sou do Brasil, e.nem de longe esta música é brasileira!
    Essa sim, é uma canção de ninar brasileira: tutu marambá.
    Tutu é um “bicho papão”, e o tutu mostrado no vídeo é o Chibamba. Ele devora as crianças que não querem dormir, ficando.em.cima do telhado para assusta-las!


    Hello! I’m from Brazil, and by far this song is Brazilian!
    That yes, it’s a Brazilian lullaby: tutu marambá.
    Tutu is a “bogeyman,” and the tutu shown in the video is Chibamba. He devours children who do not want to sleep, staying on the roof to scare them!

  2. Lisa Says:

    You can find Tutu marambá on Mama Lisa’s World!

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