La Bilingual Butterfly

Composed by Joan C. Varner
Voicing: SA
Instrumentation: keyboard
Catalog number: AMP 0213
Price: $1.80

LA BILINGUAL BUTTERFLY

One day I saw a mariposita
en mi jardin close by,
Pretty little mariposita
preparando to fly, getting ready to fly.

Pobre mariposita!
De repente se cayó!
She forgot to abrir las alitas.
Ella lloó y lloró!

Vuela mariposita!
No llores! (Don't cry!) No llores! (Don't cry!)
Vuela mariposita!
Don't be afraid to try!

Ay! mariposita
Vuela! No llores!
Vuela mariposita,
dry your eyes, lift your heart, spread your wings
and fly! Fly! Fly!


Glossary

mariposita .   .   .   .   .   .   little butterfly
jardin . . . . . . . . . garden
pobre . . . . . . . . . poor
de repente . . . . . . . suddenly
se cayó . . . . . . . . (she) fell
abrir las alitas . . . . . open the wings
vuela . . . . . . . . . fly!
lloró . . . . . . . . . (she)cried
no llores . . . . . . . don't cry!

Suggestion for performance:
A percussion instrument could be added, entering at measure 3.

recorded performance by the 2010 North Central ACDA Children's Honor Chorus
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Elaine Quilichini, conductor

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