This is a traditional Mexican nursery song...

Una rata vieja - Mexican Children's Songs - Mexico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Many thanks to Edith Ovando for singing Una rata vieja! Edith wrote, "Here's how the song 'Una Rata Vieja' goes; although when they taught it to me in Mexico when I was in school, it didn't have that ending with the 'lero, lero, lero'. So I don't know how that part may sound."

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Una rata vieja

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Alicia Uribe Santoyo for contributing this song. It was taught to her in nursery school about 20 years ago and is still quite popular with young children nowadays.

My thanks also go out to Jason Eaton for sending me the translation.

Thanks to Lila Pomerantz for the drawing!

¡Muchas gracias!