Señor San José (Carpintero fino)

Lyrics - Spanish & Quechua (language of the Incas)

(Folk song from Peru)

Señor San José, el carpintero fino (repeat)
Hazme una cunita para el niño lindo (repeat)

Refrain
Azucena kanchu
Clavelina kanchu
Niñucha wajampí
Ullallachi naypaq (repeat)

Corran, corran, corran, todos los pastores (repeat)
A traer pañales para el niño lindo (repeat) Refrain

Yo le traigo al niño un par de gallitos (repeat)
Para que le canten su kikiriki (repeat) Refrain

La Virgen María lava los pañales (repeat)
San José tendía en los pajonales (repeat) Refrain

English Translation – Mister Saint Joseph, the fine carpenter

Mister Saint Joseph, the fine carpenter (repeat)
Make me a crib for the beautiful boy (repeat)

Refrain (Quechua) (source of translation)
We have Madonna lilies
We have carnations
To quiet the baby
When he cries

Run, run, run all the shepherds (repeat)
To bring diapers for the beautiful boy (repeat) Refrain

I will bring to the baby a couple of roosters (repeat)
So they will sing him their cock-a-doodle-doo (repeat) Refrain

The Virgin Mary washes the diapers (repeat)
Saint Joseph tended the scrubland (repeat) Refrain

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