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Thread #41674   Message #2803698
Posted By: Monique
05-Jan-10 - 03:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A La Nanita - verses in Spanish
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A La Nanita - verses in Spanish
But Genie, "A la nanita, nana, nanita ella, nanita ella , mi Jesús tiene sueño" doesn't mean "mi Jesús tiene sueño a la nanita nana. ..", "my Jesus is sleepy to the lullaby" doesn't make sense in Spanish either. "A la nanita nana" is a set expression to lull the babies, so the whole stuff means "little lullaby, lullaby, little lullaby eya, little lullabye eya, my Jesus is sleepy" -or however you want to spell "ella" (I heard it sung/written "eya" too, which avoids a possible confusion with ella = she/her).