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Arroz con leche
(Spanish Kids Song)

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Arroz con leche
Rice Pudding
Canción infantil
(Spanish)
Children's Song
(English)

Arroz con leche - Spanish Children's Songs - Spain - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World, Intro Image


Arroz con leche
Me quiero casar
Con una señorita
que sepa bailar.

Que sepa coser
Que sepa planchar
Que sepa abrir la puerta
Para ir a jugar.

(Versión 2)

Arroz con leche
Me quiero casar
Con una viudita
de la capital

Que sepa coser
Que sepa bordar
Que ponga la mesa
En su santo lugar.

Yo soy la viudita
La hija del Rey
Me quiero casar
Y no hallo con quién.

Rice Pudding
I want to get married
To a lady
Who knows how to dance.

Who knows how to sew,
Who knows how to iron,
Who knows how to open the door
To go out to play.

(Version 2)

Rice pudding,
I want to get married
To a little widow
From the capital.

Who knows how to sew,
Who knows how to embroider,
Who puts the table
In its holy place.

I am the widow
The King's daughter,
I want to get married,
And I don't know with who.

Notes

Repeat faster and faster

Game Instructions

This is played as a round with a child in the middle of the circle. The children hold hands and walk around while singing the first verse. The child in the middle runs in the middle of the circle, then he chooses a child pointing his/her finger at him/her while singing "Con éste/a sí", then he points to another one singing "Con éste/a no", then points to the first one again saying "Con esta señorita/este señorito me caso yo". They hold hands and dance in the circle. The first child joins the outer circle and the second runs into the middle of the circle and choses a new child, and the game continues until all the people in the circle are "married".

Comments

Translation by Mama Lisa.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing this song.

Many thanks to Susan Pomerantz for playing this tune on piano.

¡Muchas gracias!

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