A la puerta del cielo

Lyrics - Spanish

(Folk song from the Basque people of New Mexico)

1. A la puerta del cielo venden zapatos
Para los angelitos que andan descalzos.

Duérmete, niño, duérmete, niño,
Duermete, niño, arru, arru.

2. A los niños que duerman Dios benedice
A las madres que velan Dios las asiste. Refrain

English Translation – At the Gates of Heaven

1. At the gates of heaven, they sell shoes
For the little angels that go barefoot.

Sleep baby, sleep baby,
Sleep baby, hush-a-bye now.

2. To the children who sleep, God blesses them.
To the mothers who watch, God helps them. Refrain


  • Song with chords, Orff arrangement (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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