“The Little Lady Duck” / “Mama Webster” Style: Children’s song about a money-strapped mother duck Country: Mexico Listen: YouTube. Also, this website has mp3 files. “La Patita” is on the second column.
La patita De canasta y con reboso de bolita Va al mercado A comprar todas las cosas del mandado.
Mama Webster With basket and polka dotted shawl Goes to market To buy all the things for groceries.
“The Ugly Doll”Children’s Song Translation Composer: Francisco Gabilondo Soler (“Cri-Cri”) Style: Children’s song about an abandoned doll. I remember Cri-Cri’s songs from my childhood. I hadn’t heard these songs in sooo long. You have no idea! Cri-Cri is Mexico’s best known writer of children’s story songs. A quick search didn’t bring up any English translations, so here I am! Country: Mexico Listen: YouTube. This website has mp3 files. “La Muñeca Fea” is on the first column, about two-thirds of the way down the list.
Escondida por los rincones, Temerosa que alguien la vea, Platicaba con los ratones, La pobre muñeca fea.
Hidden around the corners, Fearful of being seen, She chatted with the mice, The poor ugly doll.