LAS MAÑANITAS

 

Las Mañanitas is a folk song which is traditionally sung on a person's Birthday or Saint's Name Day.
In the Cursillo tradition it is sung as an early morning serenade on the last day of a Cursillo Weekend, as we look forward to the Fourth Day.

Que linda esta la mañana,
En que vengo a saludarte;
Venimos todos con gusto,
Y placer a felicitarte.

Ya viene amaneciendo,
Ya la luz del dia nos dio;
Levantate de mañana,
Mira que ya amanecio.

El dia en que to naciste,
Nacieron todas las flores,
En la pila del bautismo,
Cantaron los ruisenores.

Ya viene . . .

Quisiera ser un San Pedro,
Quisiera ser un San Juan,
Pa'darte los buenos dias,
Con la musica del cielo.

Ya viene . . .

Por la luna doy un peso,
Por el sol doy un toston,
Pero por mi amigo
La vida y el corazon

Ya viene . . .

De las estrellas del cielo,
Tengo que bajarte dos,
Una para saludarte,
Y otra pa' decirte adios.

Ya viene . . .

Volaron cuatro palomas,
Por toditas las ciudades,
Hoy por ser de tu santo,
Te deseamos felicidades.

Ya viene . . .

How beautiful is this morning,
And our hearts are light and gay,
As we sing this song of blessing,
To awaken you today.

The sun is now appearing,
As the day begins anew.
Arise now and greet the morning
That dawns with joy for you.

How blessed was your birthday,
Flowers blooming everywhere,
As Baptismal waters were flowing
All the saints were singing there.

The sun . . .

How I wish I were St. Peter,
How I wish I were St. John,
As we sing our song of love
To you in the early dawn.

The sun . . .

For the moon I'd give a peso,
For the sun I'd give a dime,
But for my friend in Jesus
My life and heart are thine.

The sun . . .

So many stars in the heavens,
All I need are two for you:
One to greet you in the morning,
And the other to say adieu.

The sun . . .

All around the flowers are blooming,
As we're coming here to sing,
To make your life de colores
For true happiness we bring.

The sun . . .

Dr. Rollinson

Department of Religion
ENMU Station 19
Portales, NM 88130

Last Updated: March 11, 2007