230. Duermete, Niño Lindo

1 Duermete, Niño lindo,
en los brazos del amor
mientras que duerme y descansa
la pena de mi dolor.

A la ru, a la mé,
a la ru, a la mé,
a la ru, a la mé,
a la ru, a la ru,
a la mé.

2 No temas al rey Herodes
que nada te ha de hacer;
en los brazos de tu madre
y ahi’ nadie te ha de ofender. [Refrain]


1 Oh, sleep now, holy baby,
with your head against my breast;
meanwhile the pangs of my sorrow
are soothed and put to rest. [Refrain]

2 You need not fear King Herod,
he will bring no harm to you;
so rest in the arms of your mother
who sings you a la ru. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Duermete, Niño lindo (Oh, sleep now, holy baby)
Title: Duermete, Niño Lindo
Translator: John Donald Robb, b. 1982 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: A la ru, a la mé
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Language: English; Spanish
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Jewish and Christian Teachings: Christmas
Source: Hispanic folk song
Tune Information
Name: A LA RU
Arranger: John Donald Robb
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Key: D Major
Source: Hispanic folk song

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