"Duérmete niño" is sung to the tune of Rock-a-bye Baby. This version is scary, just like many old lullabies which contain a warning of what will happen if the child doesn't go to sleep.

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Francisco wrote: "It's been some years since I last heard this one. It's a very threatening song just like the English version. I'm from a region in Spain called Andalucía (south of Spain), this song could vary all over Spain."



Many thanks to Alicia Calvo for recording this song for us!


Many thanks to Francisco Javier Fontalva Chica for contributing and singing this song for us!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Duérmete niño

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for the midi, score and the English translation.

Image: Francisco Goya