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Exercises Level 3: Songs with games

  Al levantar una lancha - Songs with games




  Instructions

The song has three parts, the first part sung by the choir, the second part sung by the gardener's girl and the third part sung by the girl chosen by the gardener's girl. The garden girl is chosen by a counting-out rhyme. The verses are marked who is singing it. When the song is sung the chosen girl will be gardener's girl. The previous gardener's girl will be part of the chorus and the game starts all over again.


Spanish  Text English Text
 
Al levantar una lancha
...........................
 
When lifting a big stone
...........................

Al levantar una lancha,
una jardinera vi,
llevando sus lindas flores
y al momento la seguí,
y al momento la seguí.

Jardinera tu que entraste
en el jardín del amor,
de las flores que tú llevas,
dime cual es la mejor
dime cual es la mejor.

La mejor es una rosa,
que se viste de color,
del color que se le antoja
y verde tiene la hoja
y verde tiene la hoja

Tres hojitas tiene verdes
y las demás encarnadas,
a ti te escojo Maria
por ser la más resalada
por ser la más resalada.

Muchas gracias jardinera,
por el gusto
que has tenido,
tantas niñas en el corro,
y a mí sola has elegido
y a mí sola has elegido

chorus: When lifting a big stone
I have seen a gardener's girl
carrying her beautiful flowers
and I followed her immediately
and I followed her immediately.

Gardener's girl, who has entered
the garden of love
of all the flowers you carry
tell me which one is the best
tell me which one is the best.

garden girl: The best one is a rose
dressed in colour
with the colour that shows her humour
and that has green leaves
and that has green leaves.

It has three green leaves
and all the others are red
and I choose you, Maria
because you are the most pleasant
because you are the most pleasant.

chosen girl: Thank you, gardener's girl
for the taste
that you have had
so many girls are in the choir
and you have chosen only me.
and you have chosen only me.


vocabulary  
  la lancha = big stone
  la jardinera = gardener's girl (lady gardener)
  seguir = to follow
  entrar = to enter
  el amor = love
  la flor = flower
  decir = to say, to tell
  el color = colour
  la hoja = leaf
  encarnado = dark red
  escoger = to choose
  resalado = pleasant
  el gusto = taste
  la niña = girl
  tener = to have
  elegir = to choose
  solo = only
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