Here’s the Peruvian Christmas Carol – Ya viene el Niñito – “Here Comes Baby Jesus”. First you’ll find a YouTube rendition of it by children in Loja – Ecuador (South America), followed by the lyrics in Spanish and then an English translation…
Ya viene el Niñito
Ya viene el Niñito jugando entre flores
Y los pajaritos le cantan amores
Ya se despertaron los pobres pastores
Y le van llevando pajitas y flores
La paja esta fría la cama está dura
La Virgen María llora con ternura
Ya nomás se caen todas las estrellas
A los pies del niño, más lindo que ellas
Niñito bonito, manojo de flores
Llora pobrecito por los pecadores.
Here’s a rhyming translation I did in English based on a literal translation by Monique Palomares…
Here comes Baby Jesus playing among the flowers
And the birdies sing him love songs from the bowers
The poor shepherds awoke at an early hour
So they could bring him straw and flowers
The bed is hard, the straw is cold,
The Virgin Mary cries tenderly, behold.
Now all of the stars in the sky descend
At the baby’s feet, he’s prettier than them.
Bunch of flowers, beautiful son,
Cries for sinners, poor little one.
Many thanks to Armando Vertiz Cayo for contributing this song.
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Yiddish version of Oh, Chanukah with YouTube video and lyrics
English Video of Oh Chanukah with lyrics
Video and Lyrics of Willie Take Your Little Drum
Patapan video in French with Lyrics and Translation
Good King Wenceslas with lyrics, back-story and video
Short Holiday Jazz Animation
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