"Duérmete niño" is sung to the tune of Rock-a-bye Baby. This version is scary, just like many old lullabies which contain a warning of what will happen if the child doesn't go to sleep.

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Francisco wrote: "It's been some years since I last heard this one. It's a very threatening song just like the English version. I'm from a region in Spain called Andalucía (south of Spain), this song could vary all over Spain."

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Many thanks to Alicia Calvo for recording this song for us!

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Many thanks to Francisco Javier Fontalva Chica for contributing and singing this song for us!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Duérmete niño

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for the midi, score and the English translation.

Image: Francisco Goya

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