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.
- Mexican folk songs
- circle singing games
- recorder DEF#A songs
- source: Sing ‘Round the World, Vol. 2, Shirley McRae, 1995
Extras for Plus Members
- Song with chords (PDF)
- MIDI file