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International Music & Culture
Señora Santana
(Mexican Lullaby)

Señora Santana
Mrs. Santana
Canción de cuna

Señora Santana - Mexican Children's Songs - Mexico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World, Intro Image

Señora Santana
¿Por qué llora el niño?
Por una manzana
Que se le ha perdido.

Ya no llores niño
Aquí tengo dos*
Una pa' la Virgen
Y otra para ti.

Mrs. Santana
Why is the baby crying?
Because of an apple
That he has lost.

Don't cry baby
I have here two,
One for the Virgin
And the other for you.


*This line was sent to me as, "Aquí tengo dos manzanas" (Here I have two apples), but most versions have it as "Aquí tengo dos" (Here I have two).

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Leah Cummings for contributing and translating this lullaby. Translation edited by Mama Lisa.

Image: Mary Cassatt

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for singing this song for us!

¡Muchas gracias!

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