Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lullaby: Los Pollitos

Los Pollitos (the baby chickens) is another lovely little canción de cuna that we've been singing nuestra hija with some degree of frequency. It's a gentler song than Los Elefantes in that I find it easier to sing softly. However, I think Los Elefantes works better for mija right now simply because she's heard it much more. At any rate, it's a sweet little nana that I heartily recommend. Here are the lyrics:

Los pollitos dicen
pío, pío, pío,
cuando tienen hambre,
cuando tienen frío.

La gallina busca
el maíz y el trigo,
les da la comida
y les presta abrigo.

Bajo sus dos alas,
hasta el otro día
duermen los pollitos.

(The baby chicks sing, pi pi pi, when they're hungry, when they're cold.
The mommy chicken looks for corn and wheat; she feeds them and keeps them warm.
Beneath her wings, tucked in tightly, the baby chicks sleep for another day).

Isn't it sweet? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting these lullabies! My husband grew up in South America from ages 3-14 and we now have a 5 week old little boy. He remembers this song and we have been singing it frequently to our little guy :)