Ay del chiquirritín - Spanish Children's Songs - Spain - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*The literal translation is "Woe the little boy". That sounded too strong for a current translation. "Oh, the poor little baby boy" is more accurate in modern English.


There's a version in which verses 1 and 2 are switched.



Thanks to Monique Palomares for singing this song for us!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Ay del chiquirritín

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing this song and for the midi music. Translated into English by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.

Image: Triptych with the Nativity (Detail), Gerard David, Flemish, 1505 - 1515.

¡Muchas gracias!