¿Dónde están las llaves?

Lyrics - Spanish

(Folk song from Spain)

1. Yo tengo un castillo,
Matarile, rile, rile.
Yo tengo un castillo,
Matarile, rile, ron chimpón.

2. ¿Dónde están las llaves?
Matarile, rile, rile.
¿Dónde están las llaves?
Matarile, rile, ron chimpón.

3. En el fondo del mar…

4. ¿Quién irá a buscarlas?…

5. Irá (nombre de niño/a)…

6. ¿Qué oficio le pondrá?…

7. Le pondremos (oficio, como peluquera)…

8. Este oficio tiene multa…

English Translation - Where are the keys

1. I have a castle,
Matarile, rile, rile
I have a castle,
Matarile, rile, ron, chimpon

2. Where are the keys?
Matarile, rile, rile
Where are the keys?
Matarile, rile, ron, chimpon

3. At the bottom of the sea…

4. Who will look for them?…

5. (Boy or girl’s name) will go…

6. What job will you give him/her?…

7. We’ll make him/her a hairdresser…

8. This job has a penalty fee…

Movement

Class stands in two lines facing each other (line 1 and line 2). Students hold hands with students next to them.

Verse 1 – Yo tengo un castillo, Matarile, rile, rile = Line 1 walks or skips forward toward line 2.
Yo tengo un castillo, Matarile, rile, ron chimpón = Line 1 walks or skips backwards to where they started.

Verse 2 – Line 2 does the same thing (forward the first 4 measures, then backward the last 5 measures).

The movement continues throughout the song.

Variations:

Verse 5 – Student whose name is sung can walk / skip forward and back alone.

Verse 7 – Students in the line can act out the job while walking / skipping.

YouTube

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

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