Here’s a song from Bolivia about a girl talking to her mother in the month of May. May is when Mothers Day is celebrated in Bolivia. This might be a nice song for the occasion.
The lyrics are in Spanish with an English translation and a midi of the tune…
Tarde de mayo
Una tarde* fresquita de mayo
Monté mi caballo y me fui a pasear
por la senda donde mi mamita
graciosa y risueña solía pasear,
yo la vi que cortaba una rosa,
yo la vi que cortaba un clavel
y le dije mamita hermosa,
me das esa rosa,
me das el clavel,
y me dijo muy fina y galante
al instante yo te los daré
si me juras que siempre
muy buena, estudiosa y amante
*Tarde can mean afternoon or evening in Spanish.
On a Cool Evening in May
On a cool evening in May
I took my horse and went for a ride
On the path where my Mommy,
Gracious and smiling, used to stroll
And I saw her pick a rose
And I saw her pick a carnation
And I told her, nice Mommy
Give me this rose
Give me this carnation
And she told me, very shrewdly and gallantly
I’ll give them to you at once
If you’ll swear to me that always,
You’ll be very nice, studious and loving
Many thanks to Susana Mariscal, Daniel Dorado and Joaquin Dorado for contributing this song, and to Monique Palomares of Mama Lisa’ World en français for translating it and for creating the midi. ¡Muchas Gracias!
Coming soon: Tarde de Mayo from Spain with an mp3 recording!
Come visit the Mama Lisa’s World Bolivia Page for more Bolivian Songs.
Here are some other posts about Mother’s Day, including some poems and songs:
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