Jibi-di Jibi-da

Lyrics - French

(French folk song)

Tra la la la la la la la,
Tra la la la la la la,
Tra la la la la la la la,
Tra la la la la la la!

Jibi-di, jibi-da,
Tra la la la la la la,
Jibi-di, jibi-da,
Tra la la la la la la!

English Translation

A jibi-di is a traditional dance from France from the 19th century. (source)

Game

Version 1
Formation: Students stand in a circle holding hands.

Measure 1: 4 beats – Left foot slide forward, right foot slide to meet the left. Left foot slide forward, pause one beat.
Measure 2: 4 beats – Beat 1: Right foot slide to meet the left, putting weight on the right foot and lifting the left foot off the ground. Beat 2: Swing the left foot backward (bend knee, heel off the ground) and slight hop on the right foot.
Measures 3-8 – Repeat measures 1 & 2.

Measure 9 – Small hop on right foot with left heel touching the ground, then pause 1 beat.
Measure 10 – Small hop on left foot with right heel touching the ground, pause 1 beat.
Measures 11-12 – Hop (left heel down), hop (right heel down), hop (left heel down), pause 1 beat.
Measures 13-14 – Hop (right heel down), hop (left heel down), hop (right heel down), pause 1 beat.

Version 2
Formation: Students stand in a circle with one student (“It #1”) in the middle.

Measures 1-8 – “It #1” skips around inside the circle while other students clap.

Measures 9-13 – “It #1” stops in front of a student (“It #2”), and both do the following steps.
Measure 9 – Small hop on right foot with left heel touching the ground, then pause 1 beat.
Measure 10 – Small hop on left foot with right heel touching the ground, pause 1 beat.
Measures 11-12 – Hop (left heel down), hop (right heel down), hop (left heel down), pause 1 beat.
Measures 13-14 – Hop (right heel down), hop (left heel down), hop (right heel down), pause 1 beat.

“It #2” steps inside the circle. “It #1” puts hands on the waist of “It #2” while both skip around inside the circle while the song begins again.

See also

YouTube

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

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