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El conejo de la suerte
(Spanish Game Song)

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El conejo de la suerte
The Lucky Rabbit
Canción de juego
(Spanish)
Game Song
(English)

El conejo de la suerte  - Spanish Children's Songs - Spain - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World, Intro Image


El conejo de la suerte
Ha salido esta mañana
A la hora de dormir.
Pum, ya está aquí
Haciendo reverencia
Con cara de vergüenza.
Tú besarás al chico o a la chica
Que te guste más
Y te debe gustar
Mucho más.

The lucky rabbit
Went out this morning
While everyone was still asleep.
Boom! It's here
Bowing
With its head in shame.
You will kiss the boy or girl
That you like best,
And who you should like
Much more.
 
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Notes

Alternate Version and Variations:

El Conejo de la suerte
Ha saltado (1) esta mañana
A la hora de comer (2).
Ding dong, ya llegó
Haciendo reverencias
Con cara de vergüenza (3).
Tú besarás al chico o a la chica
Que te guste más.

English Translation

The lucky rabbit
Hopped this morning
At mealtime.
Ding, dong, he's here
Bowing
Shamefaced.
You will kiss the boy or girl
That you like best.

Variations corresponding to the numbers in the alternate version above:

(1) Can also be found as "ha partido" (left), "ha venido" (came), "ha llegado" (arrived)
(2) Can also be found as "hora de partir" (leaving time)
(3) Can also be found as "cara de inocencia" (innocent face)

Game Instructions

The children sit in a circle. Each kid has his right hand facing up on top of the hand of the kid on his right whose left hand is facing down. Hence the backs of the hands are touching. (So everyone's right hand is facing up and left hand is facing down.)

Throughout the game, everyone sings the song. Meanwhile, the person who begins the game claps the right hand of the person on his left with his right hand. Then he puts his hand back where it started. Then the kid whose hand he just clapped performs the same action to the kid on his left. This continues until the song ends.

The child on whom the song ends (on "más") must go and kiss or hug another player in the circle. This child will then begin the next round.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translations by Monique and Lisa.

Many thanks to Lila Pomerantz for the drawing.

¡Muchas gracias!

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