Monjita en el monasterio - Spanish Children's Songs - Spain - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


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).

The version of this song from Cuba is called "Monja por fuerza".

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Monjita en el monasterio

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.

Image by Mama Lisa with AI.

¡Muchas gracias!