Mamà Paquita

Words & Music:

Traditional Brazilian


You can find the tune for this traditional Carnival Song can be found in Nelson Gonzalez' book Tres Guitar Method.  This book is part of the Google Books project (p. 21).  The chords given are inferred from the tune.



Mamà Paquita, Mamà Paquita,

C                              Dm

Mamà Paquita buy your baby a papaya.


A ripe papaya, and a banana,

G7                                  C

A ripe banana that your baby will enjoy.


Ma-ma-ma-ma, Ma-mà Paquita, Mamà Paquita,

Mamà Paquita says, "I haven't any money

To buy papayas and a banana.

"Let's go to Carnival and dance the night away!"  Cha-cha-cha!


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