“Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar” (The Three Wise Men) – A Christmas Song in Spanish with an mp3 recording

Here’s a wonderful song about the three wise men as performed by La Banda del Musiquero Loco. It has a nice exotic sound to it. Below you’ll find the original Spanish lyrics and an English translation.

MP3 of Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar

Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar
(Spanish)

Del lejano Oriente vienen
Con la caravana entre los mercaderes
Cartapacios rollos de papiro
Traen los regalos para el niño divino

Son tres magos en tres camellos
La luz de Belén en el firmamento
Son sus corazones de zafiro
incienso y mirra para el niño dormido.

Gaspar, Melchor y Baltazar
Gaspar, Melchor y Baltazar

Here’s an English translation by Monique Palomares…

Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar
(English)

From far East they’re coming
With the caravan, among the merchants
Saddlebags, papyrus rolls,
They’re bringing the presents for the divine child.

They are three magi on three camels
Bethlehem light up in the sky
Their hearts are of sapphire
Incense and myrrh for the sleeping child.

Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar
Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar

Lyrics and music by Mariela Chintalo and Diego Dubarry.

Many thanks to La Banda del Musiquero Loco for the wonderful recording and to Monique Palomares at Mama Lisa’s World en français for the English translation. ¡Muchas gracias!

La Banda del Musiquero Loco

And the Mama Lisa’s World Argentina Page for more Argentinean Children’s Songs

3 Responses to ““Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar” (The Three Wise Men) – A Christmas Song in Spanish with an mp3 recording”

  1. David W Solomons Says:

    Great performance. Well worth a visit to their site too :-)
    Kind regards
    David

  2. Terry Kiss Frank Says:

    I ordered (and printed out) “Christmas Around the World,” hoping to find music for “Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar” – but it doesn’t seem to be included. Do you possibly have another source for sheet music for this piece? (Or am I just not seeing it?)Thanks!

  3. Lisa Says:

    This song was written by La Banda del Musiquero Loco. You can contact them about the music on their Facebook Page here.

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