Here you can watch some Chilean children singing Aserrín, aserrán – Saw, Saw – a popular Spanish childrens song. Below the video you’ll find the lyrics in Spanish, followed by an English translation.
Here’s the version of Aserrín, aserrán that the kids are singing…
Los maderos de San Juan
No les dan,
Le dan hueso
Piden vino si les dan,
Se marean y se van, van, van.
The woodsmen of San Juan
Ask for bread,
They’re given none,
Ask for cheese,
They’re given a bone.
Ask for wine, if they’re given some
They get sick and go back home.
Many different versions of this song exist. Below you’ll find links to the lyrics of this song from some other countries, along with directions about how to play the game…
Feel free to add the version of Aserrín, aserrán that you know in the comments below. Please let us know which country it’s from.
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