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Posted By: Sorcha
02-Dec-01 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A La Nanita - verses in Spanish
Subject: Lyr Add: A LA NANITA NANA - English translation
And now for the Add,notes and English version:
Home: Spain
A La Nanita Nana (English version)
The Christmas Guy

Artist: sequenced by Bill Egan

A traditional Spanish carol with English lyrics by Norman Luboff. This is a very unusual carol, combining a tender lullaby with profound thought over a melody and rhythms of popular Latin authenticity. The change from a minor to a major key in the carol is a feature of certain Spanish folksongs, and is also found in some Cuban folksongs (guajira).

A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea,
Sleep, sleep my little Jesus, May peace attend Thee,
May peace attend Thee.
To the world, little Savior, new hope thou'rt bringing.
All the world, little Savior, Thy praises singing,
God's angels hov'ring o'er Thee
Chant alleluia. A la nanita nana, nanita ea.