Tico Tico no Fubá  is a world renowned Brazilian choro-song composed by Zequinha de Abreu in 1917. Originally called the song Tico-Tico no Farelo, but because the Brazilian guitarist Américo Jacomino Canhoto (1889-1928) already had written a song with the same title,[1][2][3got this composition in 1931 Tico-Tico no Fubáthe title. It is also known by the shorter name Tico Tico. Fubá is a kind of flower of corn, and Tico-Tico is the name of the red collar Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis ).

The oldest known recording of the work was created by the Orquestra Colbaz (Columbia 22029, 1931). [4this recording is to listen to on this page.

The song became internationally known through the recording of Carmen Miranda, who used it in the 1947 film Copacabana . Another famous recording is that of the first lady of the organ Ethel Smith on hammond organ. In addition, the song was featured in the Walt Disneyfilm Saludos Amigos (1942), in the MGMmovie Bathing Beauty (1943) and in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987).

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