C’è una Cocca Nera

Lyrics - Italian

(Italian folk song)

C’é una coc ca nera? No, no, no!
Tre volte vado ingiro, tre volte non la trovo.
Tu sei bella, tu sei bella, tu sei la più bella!

English Translation - Where is a black hen

Where is a black hen? No, no, no!
I go three times around, three times, cannot find it.
(looking at another hen)
You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, you’re the most beautiful!


  • Students sit in circle.
  • One student is “it,” and walks around the circle while students sing.
  • Student points to one student as students sing the last phrase
  • That student gets up and follows the student who is “it”
  • Play continues until there are more and more students following “it.”
  • When one student is left in the circle, that person becomes the new “it.”

See also

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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