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Infantiles

 

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Updated February 10, 2001
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Puerto Rican Children's songs, sung for many decades in the island and taught by some parents to many Puerto Rican children overseas

   
Que Llueva

"Que llueva, que llueva, la virgen de la cueva". In Puerto Rico rain is like a gift from God for a tropical paradise. Like a heavenly gardener pouring water on his plants once a day the day begins is a delightful bath of sunlight that is interrupted when things begin to get too hot by a refreshing but short lived downpour, usually in early afternoon, that feeds the grown before the sunny day continues its journey. And the rain water is not cold like that of Canada and the US. Playing in the rain is not unusual for Puerto Rican children.

Important!!!: We provide anecdotal information but do not have the midi for this song. We accept musical contributions.



    
Arroz con Leche

This tune has grown in popularity to become a favorite children's song throughout Latin-America. It is also the theme of a children's game in which a widow is chosen to be at the center of the circle. The children hold hands and circle around her as she chooses a husband. The widow trades places with the husband and the game starts anew. 

Important!!!: We provide anecdotal information but do not have the midi for this song. We accept musical contributions.

 


     
El Hijo del Conde

"El hijo del conde caramba, me escribio un papel!" At the time of the writing of this song love and marriage were considered as a single issue. And these were social issues that found their way into children's' songs. Once again music is one of the most important elements that serves as a tool to educate generations into the ways of the society that they are expected to live in.

Midi courtesy of Rene Ramos