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Thread #9765   Message #1786067
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
17-Jul-06 - 11:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Las Mananitas (Mexican birthday song)
Subject: Lyr Add: LAS MAŅANITAS (Oaxaca)
Lyr. Add: Las Mañanitas (Oaxaca)

Aquí está la piedra lisa
En donde yo me resbalé
Aquí no hay quien me levante
ni quien la mano me dé

Here's the stone that is slippery,
Against which I lost my footing;
But here I can find none to give me
The helping hand that I'm needing.

A type of the song as sung by groups of young people going home after an evening's entertainment.
With music, p. 90; Eleanor Hague, 1917, "Spanish-American Folk-Songs," The American Folk-Lore Society. Kraus Reprint Co. 1976, 115 pp.