1. ¿Que quiere usted? Matarile, rile, rile, ron.
2. Quiero saltar,
3. Quiero marchar,
4. Quiero bailar,


1. What do you want? Matarile, rile, rile, ron.
2. I want to jump…
3. I want to march…
4. I want to dance…


Formation: Students stand in a circle. One student will be “Matarile,” or “It.”
Verse 1 – Matarile walks around the outside of the circle, and on the last syllable (“ron”), he/she taps the person he/she is standing behind.
Verse 2 – Both students jump on the steady beats in the middle of the circle (“saltar” = “jump”) and choose new students to join them on the last word.
Verse 3 – All four students march around the inside of the circle and tap new people to join them.
Verse 4 – All eight students dance around the room, but need to return to the circle by the end of the verse.
Choose a new student to be “Matarile” and play the game again.

See also

Extras for Plus Members

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen

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2 thoughts on “Matarile”

  1. I love this song and game idea! How much more fun it is when there are 8 going around the circle! Thank you for sharing this! You have an amazing collection!

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