Luna, lunita cascabelera.
Eres tan linda, tan hechicera.
Tu luz se cuela por mi ventana,
Y al yo dormirme te digo adiós (x2).
Moon, little chiming* moon
You are so pretty, so enchanting.
Your light comes in through my window,
And when I go to sleep I will tell you good-bye (x2).
* "Cascabelera" means "chiming", but it also means "deceitful" or "beguiling". These alternative meanings can also fit in here.
Maria wrote, "I'm from Puerto Rico, I know a few children's nursery rhymes. I think your web-site is wonderful. It is a great service you are providing for us parents that love to exercise such a tender tradition such as singing to a child.
The songs I know I learned as a kid, I believe they are traditional songs from the Caribbean Islands, they very well could have come to us from Spain, since Spain was our motherland for few centuries."
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Maria Leston for contributing and translating this song.