This song dates back to the 1500 - 1600's in Andalusia, Spain. There are several versions of this song in the Spanish speaking world with different titles such as, "Romance de la niña que no quiere ser monja" (Romance of the Girl Who Doesn't Want To Be a Nun), "Las monjitas" (The Little Nuns), "Yo me quería casar" (I Wanted To Get Married), "Monja por fuerza" (Nun by Force).

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Monjita en el monasterio

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.

¡Muchas gracias!