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Thread #8818   Message #1308202
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
26-Oct-04 - 09:35 PM
Thread Name: Spanish-language songs
Subject: RE: Spanish-language songs
Azizi, it takes no linguist to recognize this one:

Ini, ini, maini mo
Que cheleque palestó
Que jingale lestingó
Ini, ini, sini, mo.

These 'words' have no meaning in Spanish. I can't find any clapping rhymes, but I have heard them in Mexico.

The little transplante rhyme above is one of several children's songs in Frances Toor, 1947 (1964), "A Treasury of Mexican Folkways," Crown Publishers. Over 100 pages of songs in this book, many with music.