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Aserrín, aserrán
(Argentinean Kids Song)
Aserrín, aserrán
Saw, Saw
Canción infantil
Children's Song

los maderos
de San Juan,
piden pan,
no les dan
piden queso
les dan hueso
y les cortan
el pescuezo

The woodsmen
Of San Juan
Ask for bread,
They're given none,
Ask for cheese,
They're given a bone,
And their neck
is cut.

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*Note from Monique Palomares, " 'Aserrín' is sawdust, and 'aserrín, aserrán' is an onomatopoeic form to imitate the sound of the saw.

Game Instructions

The way to play 'Aserrín, aserrán' is : child riding the adult's knees, the adult holds the child's hands and makes a push and pull saw movement."

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Fito Angueira for contributing this song and to Monique Palomares for translating it and for the mp3.

¡Muchas gracias!

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