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EL BURRITO SABANERO


Traditional Christmas tune from Venezuela



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See below for lyrics

LYRICS / TRANSLATION / PRONUNCIATION

En mi burrito sabanero voy camino de Belén,
Si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén

Tuqui tuqui tuqui tuqui,
Tuqui tuqui tuqui tá
Apúrate mi burrito,
Que ya vamos a llegar

Tuqui tuqui tuqui tuqui,
Tuqui tuqui tuqui tú
Apúrate mi burrito,
Vamos a ver a Jesús

Con mi cuatrico voy cantando, mi burrito va trotando
Si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén

Translation:

I am riding to Bethlehem on my donkey.
If you see, you'll know I am heading to Bethlehem.
Hurry up, by little donkey, we're almost there!
Hurry up, my little donkey, we'll go see Jesus!
As I trot along on my donkey, I play songs with my little cuatro
(Note: the cuatro is an instrument, see instrument sampler under the main music page.)

Pronunciation:

En mee boo-reeh-to sah-bah-neh-ro voy cah-mee-no deh Beh-len
See meh ven, see meh, ven, voy cah-mee-no deh Beh-len

Too-key too-key too-key too-key
Too-key too-key too-key tah
Ah-poo-rah-teh mee boo-ree-to
Kay yah vah-mos ah-yeh-gahr

Too-key too-key too-key too-key
Too-key too-key too-key too
Ah-poo-rah-teh mee boo-ree-to
Vah-mos ah ver ah hey-soos

En mee coo-ah-tree-co voy cun-tahn-do, m ee boo-ree-to vah tro-tahn-do
See meh ven, see meh, ven, voy cah-mee-no deh Beh-len