There’s a brown girl in the ring, Tra, la, la, la,la
Show me a motion, Tra, la, la, la, la
The lyrics above are part of a childhood game we used to play in the Caribbean. A group of us would join hands and form a ring. One girl would stand in the center of the ring while we sang and clapped our hands,” There’s a brown girl in the ring/ tra, la, la, la, la.” Then we would ask the girl in the ring to “Show me your motion.” She would perform her favourite dance move before choosing someone else to stand in the center.