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Thread #9765   Message #64553
Posted By: Ferrara
20-Mar-99 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Las Mananitas (Mexican birthday song)
Subject: RE: Need Lyrics:Mex. wedding song:Los Mananitas
Here goes. Watch out for spelling errors, I don't speak Spanish. Note: I am NOT responsible for the sappy English lyrics, I types 'em as I sees 'em. The piano collection I used seems to have been printed about 1936.

LAS MANANITAS

Estas son las mananitas
que cantaba_el Rey David,
Pero No_eran tan bonitas,
Como las cantan aqui.
Si_el sereno de la_esquina
me quisiera_hacer favor,
De_apargar su linternita,
Mientras que pasa mi_amor.

Despierta mi bien despierta,
Mira que ya_amanecio',
Que_amanece que_amanece
rosita blanca de Jerico'.
Despierta mi bien despierta,
Mira que ya_amanecio',
Ya los pajarillos cantan,
La luna ya se metio'.

Que bonita mananita,
como que quiere llover,
A si_estaba la manana,
Cuando te_empece'_a querer.

Darling wake, the shadows fly,
the sleepy moon has said goodbye,
Come and greet the rose of dawning,
And say good morning to me.
On the streets the lights are out,
Lamplighter knows what he's about,
Knows that day has wakened eyes blue,
And sunny skies too, no doubt.

The birds all are singing love songs,
They know that I love you so,
Soon the sun will shower light,
On my little white rose of Mexico.
And, Oh, when we roam at dawning,
I'll climb up a magic stair,
And bring down the stars of morning,
To make a crown for your hair.

Darling wake, the day is near,
the gladdest day in all the year,
When you'll kiss me in the dawning,
And say good morning to me.