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yolanda Speece  Identity Verified
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Dec 12, 2005

I have noticed that there are all sorts of little fun items for kids that we have in English such as the "Roses are Red, violets are blue" poems, Silly little "knock, knock" Jokes or even "riddle me this" riddles.
Does anyone know any really good ones in Spanish or? If you speak another language that is neither Spanish or English, you are also welcome to share as this is strictly for Fun and games and not really for work.

Please share!

Some examples would be:

¡Colorín Colorado, este cuento ha empezado!
Redondito redondón ¿que no tiene tapa ni tapón?


I think it would be neat if we shared these childhood treats. With the Holidays coming up I thought it would be something fun to share and maybe borrow and use on any children in our lives!

Thanks for your input ahead of time

Happy Holidays for those celebrating!


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Wenjer Leuschel  Identity Verified
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Los maderos de San Juan Dec 12, 2005

I am not sure whether or not I did hear my kids singing when they were young:

Aserín, aserán, los maderos de San Juan.
Piden pan, no les dan.
Piden queso, no les dan.
Piden hueso, sí les dan.
Se emborrachan y se van.


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LOVING IT!!! Dec 13, 2005

YES KEEP THEM COMING!

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Sana , sanita Dec 13, 2005

Sana, sanita,

culito de rana,

si no sanas hoy,

sanarás mañana.



Sana, sanita,

bolita de gato,

si no sanas hoy,

sanarás dentro de un rato.



yolanda Speece wrote:

YES KEEP THEM COMING!



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Pito, pito Dec 13, 2005

Pito, pito,

colorito,

Dónde vas tu tan bonito.

A la vera de mi abuela,

Pin, pon, fuera.


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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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One I loved (and my daughter also) Dec 13, 2005

Un elefante se balanceaba
Sobre la tela de una araña,
Cuando veía que resistía
Fueron a llamar a otro elefante.
Dos elefantes se balanceaban
Sobre la tela de una araña,
Cuando veían que resistía
Fueron a llamar a otro elefante.

Tres elefantes…
Cuatro elefantes…
Cinco elefantes…

Etcétera.

(size of 'etcetera' depends on how long it takes your daughter/son to fall asleep.)

Yolanda, have a look at this link:

http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/conferences/spanish_story/spanishstorytime/Rimas.htm


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Elephants in English Dec 13, 2005

I always thought that poem about the elephants originated in English, but I could be wrong.

"One elephant began to play
Upon a spider's web one day..."

I think this has been mentioned in a forum before somewhere.


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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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:-(( Dec 13, 2005

Jack Doughty wrote:

I always thought that poem about the elephants originated in English, but I could be wrong.



You mean my dad is not the author?

Most of the songs we (people in Argentina) used to sing at childhood were originated in Spain (Mambrú se fue a la guerra, which SCARED me, to mention one). This one may have been originated in English, Jack. I don't know... All I know is that I remember having reached unbelievable numbers (ciento veinticuatro elefantes se balanceaban... )


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Elephants Dec 13, 2005

That's amazing, Aurora. I don't think we ever got beyond about twelve with our children.

And I was right, it has been mentioned before. See
http://www.proz.com/post/88945

And I think Mambrú se fue a la guerra originated in France.

John Churchill, duc de Malborough (dit Malbrouck) projette d'envahir la France à partir de Manderen qu'il occupe en juin 1705, alors que Louis Hector duc de Villars, maréchal de France a établi son campement sur l'Altenberg, au-dessus de Sierck. Mais comme Malbrouck n'obtient pas de renfort, il quitte le château après 15 jours, sans combattre les troupes du maréchal français.
Depuis cet événement, une comptine a rendu le duc de Malbrouck célèbre en brocardant la déroute de ce personnage. Cette chanson "Malbrouck s'en va-t-en guerre" fit le tour de la Cour, de la France, puis de l'Europe.
http://www.aigx.be/regionales/2lux/mozelle2002.php

[Edited at 2005-12-13 16:51]


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What are all the lyrics to Mambrú? Dec 13, 2005

Do you have them? That song used to scare me too.

What was the name of the one that goes something like:

Vamos Ambos

Ma-ta-ri-re-ri-re-ro

Qué quiere usted

Ma-ta-ri-re-ri-re-ro

Does anyone remember this one and know the lyrics to this one?

Keep them coming! I love this!


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Maybe this one? Dec 13, 2005

yolanda Speece wrote:

Do you have them? That song used to scare me too.

What was the name of the one that goes something like:

Vamos Ambos

Ma-ta-ri-re-ri-re-ro

Qué quiere usted

Ma-ta-ri-re-ri-re-ro

Does anyone remember this one and know the lyrics to this one?

Keep them coming! I love this!


¿Dónde están las llaves?


Yo tengo un castillo,
matarile, rile, rile.
Yo tengo un castillo,
matarile, rile, ron chimpón.

Dónde están las llaves,
matarile, rile, rile.
Dónde están las llaves,
matarile, rile, ron chimpón.

En el fondo del mar,
matarile, rile, rile.
En el fondo del mar,
matarile, rile, ron chimpón.

Quién irá a buscarlas,
matarile, rile, rile.
Quién irá a buscarlas,
matarile, rile, ron chimpón.

Irá Carmencita,
matarile, rile, rile.
Irá Carmencita,
matarile, rile, ron chimpón.

Qué oficio le pondrá,
matarile, rile, ron chimpón.

Le pondremos peinadora,
matarile, rile, rile.
Le pondremos peinadora,
matarile, rile, ron chimpón.

Este oficio tiene multa,
matarile, rile, rile.
Este oficio tiene multa,
matarile, rile, ron chimpón.


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yolanda Speece  Identity Verified
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You found it Dec 13, 2005

I remember singing that song as a little girl but I couldn't remember the words!


Do you have any others?!!!


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Look at this web site Dec 13, 2005

yolanda Speece wrote:

I remember singing that song as a little girl but I couldn't remember the words!


Do you have any others?!!!



http://www.elhuevodechocolate.com


Enjoy it!


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Wow... Dec 13, 2005

Jack Doughty wrote:

And I think Mambrú se fue a la guerra originated in France.



So my childhood was already globalized and I had never realized.

Au


The one I used to sing:

Mambrú se fue a la guerra

Mambrú se fue a la guerra,
chiribín, chiribín, chinchín,
Mambrú se fue a la guerra,
no sé cuándo vendrá,
jajaja, jajaja, no sé cuando vendrá.
Vendrá para la pascua,
chiribín, chiribín, chinchín,
vendrá para la pascua,
o para navidad,
jajaja, jajaja, o para navidad.
La navidad se pasa,
chiribín, chiribín, chinchín,
la navidad se pasa,
Mambrú no vuelve más,
jajaja, jajaja, Mambrú no vuelve más.
Mambrú se ha muerto en guerra,
chiríbín, chiribín, chinchín,
Mambrú se ha muerto en guerra,
lo llevan a enterrar,
jajaja jajaja, lo llevan a enterrar.
Con cuatro oficiales,
chiribin, chiribín, chinchín,
con cuatro oficiales,
y un cura sacristán,
jajaja, jajaja,
y un cura sacristán.
Arriba de su tumba,
chiribín, chiribín, chinchín,
arriba de su tumba,
un pajarito va,
jajaja, jajaja, un pajarito va.
Cantando el pío pío,
chiribín, chiribín, chinchín,
cantando el pío pío,
El pío pío pa,
jajaja, jajaja, El pío pío pa.


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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Of Italian origin? Dec 13, 2005



Hasta el viejo Hospital de los muñecos,
llegó el pobre Pinocho mal herido,
un cruel espantapájaros bandido,
lo sorprendió durmiendo y lo atacó.
Llegó con su nariz hecha pedazos
y una pierna en 3 partes astilladas
y una lesion interna y delicada,
eI médico de guardia lo advirtió.


Al viejo cirujano, Ilamaron con urgencia
y con su vieja ciencia, pronto lo remendó,
pero dijo a los otros muñecos internados,
todo esto sera en vano le falta un corazón.


El caso es que Pinocho estaba grave
y en si de su desmayo no volvía
y el viejo cirujano no sabía,
a quien pedir prestado un corazón.


Entonces llegó el Hada protectora
y viendo que Pinocho se moría,
le puso un corazón de fantasia
y Pinocho sonriendo despertó
y Pinocho sonriendo despertó


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