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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
08-Sep-04 - 09:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Baby Owlet
Subject: Add: Tecolotito (The Owlet)
The song posted by Kathryn Hall Allahyari is a Mexican song. 'Purple Owlet' also is in the song.

TECOLOTITO
^^
Tecolotito morado,
Pajaro madrugador.
Me prestaras tus alitas (3x)
Para ir a ver a mi amor. (2x)

Tecuru cua, cua, cua, (3x)
Pobrecito Probecito tecolotito,
Y se cansa de llorar.

Si yo fuero tecolote,
No me lanzaría a volar.
Me quedara en mi nitido (3x)
Y acabándome de criar. (2x)

THE OWLET

Baby owlet, purple owlet,
Singing as dawn shines above,
Won't you lend me your swift pinions (3x)
That I may fly to my love? (2x)

Tecuru kwa, kwa, kwa, (3x)
Poor little owlet, poor little owlet,
It is tired from crying so.

If I were a little owlet,
I would never steal away;
Till my wings were strong and steady, (3x)
Safe within my nest I'd stay. (2x)

Mexican traditional. Botsford, Florence H., 1922, Songs of the Americas, G. Schirmer, NY. With music, pp. 86-88.

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