El perrito chino

Lyrics - Spanish

(Cuban folk song)

Cuando salí de la Habana
de nadie me despedí
solo de un perrito chino
que venía tras de mí.

Como el perrito era chino
un señor me lo compró
por un poco de dinero
y unas botas de charol.

Las botas se me rompieron
el dinero se acabó
¡Ay! perrito de mi vida
¡Ay! perrito de mi amor.

English Translation – The little Chinese dog

When I left havana
I said goodbye to nobody
just a chinese puppy
that came behind me.

As the puppy was chinese
a man bought it for me
for a little money
and some patent leather boots.

My boots broke,
the money ran out
Oh! puppy of my life
Oh! puppy of my love.

See also


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

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