Juan Pirulero

Lyrics - Spanish

(American folk song, New Mexico)

Este es el juego de Juan Pirulero
Qué cada quien atiende a su juego.
Juan Pirulero les manda y ordena,
Que su instrumento cada quien toque.

English Translation

This is the game of one Juan Pirulero (“Pee-roo-leh-roh”)
Let all the players attend to the game.
Juan Pirulero sends them and orders,
Let each person play his instrument.

Game

Students stand in a circle with one student in the middle. The student in the middle does a motion (acting out playing an instrument), and the other students copy the motion.

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  • Song with chords, English version, Lesson ideas for Meter in 3, learning instrument names (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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