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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
24-Sep-09 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Baby Owlet
Subject: Lyr. Add> Tecolote (Central America)
Toadfrog, thanks for posting the little Spanish-American song.
Here is another, Central America. The singer, Señorita Luz Gonzales Donal, says the Tecolote is a species of little owl, supposed in parts of Central America to have miraculous powers.

Lyr. Add: Tecolote

Tecolote de Guadafia,
Pájaro magrugador!
¡Me prestarás tus alitas,
Me prestaráa tus alitas,
Me prestatrás tus alitas,
Para ir a ver mi amor,
Para ir a ver mi amor!

¡Ti-cu-ricu-ay-cu-ay-cu-ay! (3X)
Pobrecito tecolote ya se cansa de llorar.

Listen to the Tecolote,
Birdie of the rosy dawn.
Take me on your feathery winglets,
Take me on your feathery winglets,
Take me on your feathery winglets,
To my dearest love far away,
To my dearest love far away.

Last line following repeated cry-
The little Tecolote wearies of its crying now.

With musical score. No. 73, Ed. Eleanor Hague, 1917, "Spanish-American Folk-Songs," The American Folk-lore Society, vol. X; reprint Kraus Reprint Co., 1976.