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Tico Tico
Kalox 1017
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Tico Tico
Kalox 1017

ID: 5397

TypeSinging Call
Label information
Grid list of Kalox recordings
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Media45 rpm vinyl

Singin' Sam Mitchell
Cue Sheet

FIGURE    Mainstream, R-H lady progression

Why don't you docey corner and you swing your own
You swing your lady round and round and promenade
You promenade go round but don't you dare slow down
You keep on a walking round the ring
Well now, the heads wheel around, go right & left thru
Star thru across, start an eight chain thru
Those marimbas will play and latin lovers will say
The tico tico is the dance for you to do

You meet those same two, pass thru and left allemande
Pass one lady, promenade the land
You promenade your lady round the ring
While the tico tico plays you will sing


Join hands and form a ring you circle left I sing
You circle all the way around you roam
You get back home and then the corner left allemande
And you weave around the ring you roam
When you meet with your lady, dosado right there
Men star left go once around the square
Turn partners right, where they are make a wrong way thar
You back on in and make a left hand star
Shoot the star, find the corner girl, a left allemande
Come back and promenade your lady round the land
You promenade go walking round the ring
While the tico tico plays you will sing

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Tico Tico

Original Brazilian Portuguese:

O tico tico tá, tá outra vez aqui,
o tico tico tá comendo o meu fubá.
Se o tico tico tem, tem que se alimentar,
Que vá comer umas minhocas no pomar.
O tico tico tá, tá outra vez aqui,
o tico tico tá comendo o meu fubá.
Eu sei que ele vem viver no meu quintal,
e vem com ares de canário e de pardal.

Mas por favor tira esse bicho do celeiro,
porque ele acaba comendo o fubá inteiro.
Tira esse tico de lá, de cima do meu fubá.
Tem tanta fruta que ele pode pinicar.

Eu já fiz tudo para ver se conseguia.
Botei alpiste para ver se ele comia.
Botei um gato um espantalho e um alçapão,
mas ele acha que o fubá é que é boa alimentação.

Loose translation of the original lyrics:

The tico tico is here, it is here again,
The tico tico is eating my cornmeal.
If that tico tico has to feed itself,
It better eat a few earthworms at the orchard.
The tico tico is here, it is here again,
The tico tico is eating my cornmeal.
I know that it comes to live in my yard,
And that it puts on airs like a sparrow and a canary.

But please take this animal off my granary,
Because it will end up eating all the cornmeal
Throw that tico out of here, from the top of the cornmeal (heap),
It has so much fruit to eat from.

I have done everything to see if he's gone,
Threw him canary feed to see if it ate it.
Let a cat loose to scare it off, and (even) set up a trap,
But it has found out that cornmeal is a good feed.

(English version - not a translation)

Oh tico-tico tick!
Oh tico-tico tock!
This tico-tico - he's the cuckoo in my clock.
And when he says: "Cuckoo!" he means it's time to woo;
It's "tico-time" for all the lovers in the block.

I've got a heavy date, a tête-à-tête at eight,
So speak, oh tico, tell me is it getting late?
If I'm on time, "Cuckoo!" but if I'm late, "Woo-woo!"
The one my heart has gone to may not want to wait!

For just a birdie, and a birdie who goes no-where,
He knows of ev'ry Lovers' Lane and how to go there;
For in affairs of the heart, my Tico's terribly smart,
He tells me: "Gently, sentiment'ly at the start!"

Oh-oh, I hear my little tico-tico calling,
Because the time is right and shades of night are falling.
I love that not-so-cuckoo cuckoo in my clock:
tico-tico tico-tico-tico tock!

Lyrics by Zequinha de Abreu.
Recorded by Carmen Miranda; The Andrews Sisters; Isabell Boulay.

Handle List
1453  All Around The Corner  [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1699 Partner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1729 Don't Stop
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1284 Wheel Around [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
121 Eight Chain (Thru|n) [Mainstream]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1971 Pass By (n) [Basic]
1479 1 (number)
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1970 (anything) To A Wrong Way Thar [Basic]
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
937 Shoot The Star [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

last modified: 2017-11-18 at 18:36:16
ID: 5397

20-February-2020 13:39:50
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