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"A La Puerta Del Cielo"
       



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Practicing the ascending interval So/Do and the feeling of ending the first three lines on the second (Re).

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Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA - Spanish Folk Song

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: staves: AABa - song: AB verse/chorus

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta ta |
    | ti ti ta | ta (ta) |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Fa\Re, Re\So, La\Fa

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; vocal slur

  • Key Words: North American history, Basque, New Mexico, multi-cultural, lullaby, sacred, Spanish, zapatos (shoes), angelitos (angels), niņo (baby), madres (mother), cielo (heaven), asiste (pray), duermete (slumber); hyphenated: bare-footed

ņ - The Spanish "ñ" is pronounced like the "ny" in the word "canyon."
Collected from the Basque people in New Mexico, cir. 1932 - Sail Away, Locke

 
 


"A La Puerta Del Cielo"
(At the Gate of Heaven)

           
    1. A la puerta del cielo venden zapatos,
Para los angelitos que andan descalzos.
Duermete, niņo, Duermete, niņo,
Duermete, niņo, arru, arru.
   
   
2.
A los niņos que duerman Dios benedice
A las madres que velan Dios las asiste.
Duermete, niņo, Duermete, niņo,
Duermete, niņo, arru, arru.
   
           
      Translation:    
    1. At the gate of heaven little shoes they are selling,
For the little bare-footed angels there dwelling.
Slumber my baby, slumber my baby
Slumber my baby, arru, arru.
   
    2. God will bless children who go to sleep
God will help mothers who pray
Slumber my baby, slumber my baby
Slumber my baby, arru, arru.
   
           

 

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