Las Mañanitas  

Mañanitas are traditional Mexican songs that people sing early in the morning on birthdays and other special days. Often people are awakened with this song on their birthdays. Young men also serenade their girlfriends with this beautiful song. Sometimes mariachi bands are hired to serenade the celebrant. This song may be found De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children by Jose-Luis Orozco.

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Las Mañanitas

Estas son las mañanitas

These are the morning songs

que cantaba el Rey David.

that King David used to sing.

Hoy por ser día de tu santo

Because today is your birthday

te las cantamos a ti.

We are singing them to you.



Despierta, mi bien, despierta,

Awaken, my dear, awaken,

mira que ya amaneció

and see that the day has dawned,

ya los pajarillos cantan,

now the little birds are singing,

la luna ya se metió.

And the moon has set..

Vocals by Tiffany Eng, Michele Lamb, Christine McNew, and Grete Pasch; Michele Turner on mandolin, Allen Mullen on guitar.

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