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Martinillo
(Spanish Kids Song)

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Martinillo
Brother John
Canción infantil
(Spanish)
Children's Song
(English)

Martinillo, Martinillo,
¿dónde estás?
¿dónde estás?
toca la campana,
toca la campana,
din, don, dan
din, don, dan.

Are you sleeping?
Are you sleeping,
Brother John, brother John?
Morning bells are ringing.
Morning bells are ringing.
Ding, dong, ding.
Ding, dong, ding.
 
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The recording below is by Girl Scout Troop 1890 from New York in the US.
 
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Literal translation of the Spanish version:

Martinillo - Little Martin
(Literal English Translation)

Little Martin, Little Martin,
Where are you?
Where are you?
The bell is ringing.
The bell is ringing.
Ding, dong, ding.
Ding, dong, ding.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Angelica Medina for contributing this song. Many thanks to Monique Palomares for helping with the literal translation of this song.

Many thanks to Girl Scout Troop 1890 for singing this song for Mama Lisa's World in 2011.

¡Muchas gracias!

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