Lyrics - Spanish
(Mexican folk song)
A la rueda, la rueda de San Miguel, San Miguel,
Todos traen su caja de miel.
A lo maduro, a lo maduro,
Que se voltea María de burro.
English Translation - To the circle
To the circle, the circle of San Miguel, San Miguel.
Everyone brings their box [container] of honey.
As it’s ripe, as it’s ripe, have Maria [substitute child’s name] turn around like a donkey.
All students walk in a circle while holding hands. When a student’s name is called, that child turns around in place and faces the outside of the circle. Play continues until all students are facing the outside of the circle.
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4 thoughts on “A la rueda de San Miguel”
I know this tune to a different set of words in Spanish:
A la vibora vibora
de la mar, de la mar
por aqui peuden passar
los de adelante corren mucho
los de atras se quedaran
tras tras tras
Yes! Thanks for sharing! I have that song also! https://www.bethsnotesplus.com/2015/10/la-vibora-de-la-mar.html
Is there any history of this songs origin or any elation to historical events??
Good question! I am not sure, and I have not been able to find any information online (although I haven’t spent a whole lot of time researching, either).