Sara sent us this song with the note: "'Duérmete niño' is traditionally sung in Mexico. But this is not a very familiar or popular version."

Duérmete niño - Mexican Children's Songs - Mexico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

-"Duérmete" literally means "fall asleep".
-"Que mientras tanto te canta mamá" literally means, "Because in the meanwhile Mommy is singing to you" (i.e. Mom's singing to you while you're falling asleep).

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Many thanks to Sara Quintanar from Music with Sara for sharing this song and recording with us!

Sara wrote, "The version I have of 'Duérmete niño' was used in an old (very old) Bilingual education book, and it was noted as a traditional folk song from Latin America. I wrote the song arrangements, and a friend of mine Albert Romero played the violin."

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Monique for the English translation.

Image: August Macke

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