"Sung to me by my mom and grandmother for many years." -Alexa
El gallo pinto se durmió
Y en la mañana no cantó
Todos esperaban su
pero él no cantó
Y se durmió.
The spotted rooster slept*
and in the morning didn't sing.
Everyone expected him to
But he didn't sing
and he slept*.
*"Se durmió" is literally "fell asleep" in English (which doesn't make as much sense so we translated it as "slept"). "Se durmió" is used in Spanish for the sound and to fit the tune.
El sol no salió porque aún no lo oyó.
(English: The sun didn't come out because it didn't hear it.)
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Alexa Suarez for contributing this song. Translation by Mama Lisa and Tatie Monique.