This song is originally from the border area of Colombia and Venezuela.


This song is often attributed to Atahualpa Yupanqui, but he says in this video (in Spanish) that it's traditional. It's also been sung by Victor Jara, Mercedes Soza, and the band, Quilapayún. Some lines are sung in a different order.


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Duerme Negrito

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Nicolas Teissier du Cros for sharing this song. Thanks also to Monique Palomares for translating this song into English with Lisa.

¡Muchas gracias!