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“A La Nanita Nana,” a Spanish Lullaby for the Baby Jesus

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This is a Spanish Carol that my mother-in-law taught me back in 1979 or 1980, when we first sang it in our Noche Buena Service. It is already in Myspace  music playlist or profile. My son, Mark and I perform it with him on guitar, my trumpet, and our voices. Click on this link: A La Nanita Nana

A La Nanita Nana

A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea
Mi Jesus tiene sueño
Bendito sea, bendito sea.
A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea
Mi Jesus tiene sueño
Bendito sea, bendito sea.

Fuentecilla que core,
Clara-y sonora.
Ruiseñor q’en la selva
Cantando lloras.
Callad mientras la cuna se balancea
A la nanita nana, nanita ea.

A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea
Mi Jesus tiene sueño
Bendito sea, bendito sea.
Florecilla del campo, rosa en capullo
Duerme vida mia, mientras te arullo.
Callad mientras la cuna se balancea
A la nanita nana, nanita ea.

A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea
Mi Jesus tiene sueño
Bendito sea, bendito sea.

The author who wrote the famous Christmas carol “A La Nanita Nana” was the composer of Ecuadorian origin Segundo Cueva Celi, who from an early age showed great aptitude for music. Self-taught, he  was presented in public to play the piano when he was 8 years old; he also played in the church of San Francisco Loja. Almost all his life resided in the city of Quito, where he died at 68 years old, April 17, 1969.

This carol was created in honor of the Child Jesus for the Christmas season and it became a traditional lullaby throughout the Hispanic world.

This information came from Repuesta.MexicoTop.com

http://respuesta.mexicotop.com/Entretenimiento/letra-de-villancico-a-la-nanita-nana-escribio-autor

El autor que compuso el famoso villancico “A la nanita nana” fue el compositor del origen ecuatoriano Segundo Cueva Celi, quien desde muy niño mostró grandes aptitudes para la música, fue autodidacta, cuando apenas tenía 8 años se presentó en público para tocar el piano, además de tocar en la iglesia de San Francisco Loja. Casi toda su vida radicó en la ciudad de Quito, donde murió a los 68 años de edad, el 17 de abril de 1969.

Este villancico creado en honor al Niño Jesús para la época navideña, se convirtió en una tradicional canción de cuna en todo el mundo hispano.

Si deseas más información sobre este tema, puedes consultar las páginas:

For more information on this subject, you can see the pages:
http://www.diccionariobiograficoecuador.com/tomos/tomo3/c10.htm

http://www.edufuturo.com/educacion.php?c=709

For all the verses see:

http://www.quedeletras.com/letra-cancion-a-la-nanita-nana-bajar-35452/disco-villancicos-navidenos-parte-3/villancicos-de-navidad-a-la-nanita-nana.html

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Written by peterkrey

January 4, 2009 at 12:49 am

Posted in 1, My Songs

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  1. I love this song

    Matt

    March 30, 2011 at 10:36 am

  2. My mom used to sing this to me everynight just before she tucked me in bed when I was 6. :’) ❤

    Josephina

    April 27, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  3. […] “A La Nanita Nana,” a Spanish Lullaby for the Baby Jesus […]

  4. Hello. I think you will find my last post about this song very interesting: it was published by José Ramón Gomis, a Spanish composer, in 1904. http://alegarsan.com/2014/10/13/a-la-nanita-nana/

  5. The Cheetah Niñas 2 made a version

    Francesca Clara

    February 27, 2015 at 6:40 pm

  6. I am singing this in a group of 5 other girls and myself before our Christmas concert!! I love it!!!!!

    Kaila Dick

    November 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

    • Dear Kaila,

      my mother-in-law also taught it to me. Isn’t that something? At about the same time, too. I wonder if you will record your rendition of it and I could hear it?

      lovejoypeace,
      peter krey

      peterkrey

      November 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm


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