i need a song for my Spanish class

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Campine Lover, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Campine Lover

    Campine Lover Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Moss Beach, CA
    So. My Spanish teacher has given my class an assignment, for which we must get into groups, translate an english song into spanish, then sing it in front of the class. [​IMG] Is there anything more embarassing to be doing? I'm really good at singing, but I HATE to do in in front of people! (There goes my dreams of being a famous singer, lol [​IMG]) Does anyone have any good ideas for a song? (preferably short and easy)
    omg, i can just imagine it:

    Baby, by Justin Bieber~
    Bebé, bebé, bebé, ¡oh!

    Tick Tock by Ke$ha~
    Tick Tock, en el reloj!


  2. wsmoak

    wsmoak Songster

    Long ago in high school Spanish we had fun translating "La Bamba".

    ETA... oops, you need to go the other way, English song to Spanish. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    La Senadora by Enya? Beautiful haunting song!
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight?????? That is a real classic!
  5. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    I remember this song from elementary school, "Senor Don Gato". It was simple, funny and already partially translated for you. [​IMG] You can Google it for the melody.
    It went like this:

    "Oh Senor Don Gato was a cat
    On a high red roof Don Gato sat
    He went there to read a letter,
    Meow, meow, meow
    Where the reading light was better,
    Meow, meow, meow
    'Twas a love note for Don Gato

    I adore you wrote the lady cat
    Who was fluffy, white and nice and fat
    There was not a sweeter kitty,
    Meow, meow, meow
    In the country or the city,
    Meow, meow, meow
    And she said she'd wed Don Gato

    Oh, Don Gato jumped so happily
    He fell off the roof and broke his knee
    Broke his ribs and all his whiskers,
    Meow, meow, meow
    And his little solar plexus,
    Meow, meow, meow
    Ay Caramba cried Don Gato

    Then the doctors all came on the run
    Just to see if something could be done
    And they held a consultation,
    Meow, meow, meow
    About how to save their patient,
    Meow, meow, meow
    How to save Senor Don Gato

    But in spite of everything they tried
    Poor Senor Don Gato up and died
    And it wasn't very merry,
    Meow, meow, meow
    Going to the cemetery,
    Meow, meow, meow
    For the ending of Don Gato

    When the funeral passed the market square
    Such a smell of fish was in the air
    Though his burial was slated,
    Meow, meow, meow
    He became reanimated,
    Meow, meow, meow
    He came back to life, Don Gato
  6. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    'Que Sera, Sera' , you know by Doris Day (if you're old enough). That is a song in English that would be easy to translate into Spanish; it was made for it, actually.

    I took a Spanish class in Guatemala a few years ago and my teacher didn't speak English. We were talking about this very song and I sang it for him in English first and then in Spanish (badly) but it worked out pretty well...

  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Love the Don Gato song! [​IMG]
  8. nonseq

    nonseq Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    Central Ohio
    I think Que Sera Sera is actually more Italian.....

    ThaiTurkey - I love Greensleeves.......

    Alas my loue, ye do me wrong,
    to cast me off discurteously:
    And I haue loued you so long
    Delighting in your companie.
    Greensleeues was all my ioy,
    Greensleeues was my delight:
    Greensleeues was my heart of gold,
    And who but Ladie Greensleeues.
    I haue been readie at your hand,
    to grant what euer you would craue.
    I haue both waged life and land,
    your loue and good will for to haue.
    I bought three kerchers to thy head,
    that were wrought fine and gallantly:
    I kept thee both boord and bed,
    Which cost my purse wel fauouredly.
    I bought thee peticotes of the best,
    the cloth so fine as might be:
    I gaue thee iewels for thy chest,
    and all this cost I spent on thee.
    Thy smock of silk, both faire and white,
    with gold embrodered gorgeously:
    Thy peticote of Sendall right:
    and thus I bought thee gladly.
    Thy smock of gold so crimson red,
    with pearles bedecked sumptuously:
    The like no other lasses had,
    and yet thou wouldst not loue me,
    Thy purse and eke thy gay guilt kniues,
    thy pincase gallant to the eie:
    No better wore the Burgesse wiues,
    and yet thou wouldst not loue me.
    Thy crimson stockings all of silk,
    with golde all wrought aboue the knee,
    Thy pumps as white as was the milk,
    and yet thou wouldst not loue me.
    Thy gown was of the grossie green,
    thy sleeues of Satten hanging by:
    Which made thee be our haruest Queen,
    and yet thou wouldst not loue me.
    Thy garters fringed with the golde,
    And siluer aglets hanging by,
    Which made thee blithe for to beholde,
    And yet thou wouldst not loue me.
    My gayest gelding I thee gaue,
    To ride where euer liked thee,
    No Ladie euer was so braue,
    And yet thou wouldst not loue me.
    My men were clothed all in green,
    And they did euer wait on thee:
    Al this was gallant to be seen,
    and yet thou wouldst not loue me.
    They set thee vp, they took thee downe,
    they serued thee with humilitie,
    Thy foote might not once touch the ground,
    and yet thou wouldst not loue me.
    For euerie morning when thou rose,
    I sent thee dainties orderly:
    To cheare thy stomack from all woes,
    and yet thou wouldst not loue me.
    Thou couldst desire no earthly thing.
    But stil thou hadst it readily:
    Thy musicke still to play and sing,
    And yet thou wouldst not loue me.
    And who did pay for all this geare,
    that thou didst spend when pleased thee?
    Euen I that am reiected here,
    and thou disdainst to loue me.
    Wel, I wil pray to God on hie,
    that thou my constancie maist see:
    And that yet once before I die,
    thou wilt vouchsafe to loue me.
    Greensleeues now farewel adue,
    God I pray to prosper thee:
    For I am stil thy louer true,
    come once againe and loue me.
    Greensleeues was all my joy,
    Greensleeues was my delight:
    Greensleeues was my heart of gold,
    And who but Ladie Greensleeues.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    En cima de Smokey,
    Cubierta con queso,
    Perdi mi carnecito,
    Cuando alquien estordunyo.

    Paso desde la mesa,
    y hasta el piso.
    Pobre carnecito,
    se fue afuera por la puerta.

    Se fue en el camino,
    y hasta la calle,
    Pobre carnecito,
    llego bajo de un carro.

    It doesn't rhyme, but it's funny.

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