Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Yesterday was the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas.
Las Mañanitas is a traditional Mexican song that is sung on birthdays and other important holidays. This is from 2007 in Mexico City.



Here are the lyrics and translation:

Estas son las mañanitas, que cantaba el Rey David,
Hoy por ser día de tu santo, te las cantamos a ti,

This is the morning song that King David sang
Because today is your saint's day we're singing it for you

Despierta, mi bien, despierta, mira que ya amaneció,
Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió.

Wake up, my dear, wake up, look it is already dawn
The birds are already singing and the moon has set

Que linda está la mañana en que vengo a saludarte,
Venimos todos con gusto y placer a felicitarte,

How lovely is the morning in which I come to greet you
We all came with joy and pleasure to congratulate you

Ya viene amaneciendo, ya la luz del día nos dio,
Levántate de mañana, mira que ya amaneció.

The morning is coming now, the sun is giving us its light
Get up in the morning, look it is already dawn

El día en que tu naciste nacieron todas las flores
En la pila del bautismo, cantaron los ruiseñores

The day you were born all the flowers were born
On the baptismal font the nightingales sang

Quisiera ser solecito para entrar por tu ventana
y darte los buenos días acostadita en tu cama

I would like to be the sunshine to enter through your window
to wish you good morning while you're lying in your bed

Quisiera ser un San Juan, quisiera ser un San Pedro
Para venirte a cantar con la música del cielo

I would like to be a Saint John I would like to be a Saint Peter
To sing to you with the music of heaven

De las estrellas del cielo tengo que bajarte dos
una para saludarte y otra para decirte adiós

Of the stars in the sky I have to lower two for you
One with which to greet you and the other to wish you goodbye

1 comment:

Marissa Nichols said...

Thank you!