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LOS PECES EN EL RÍO By PANDORA December 21, 2013

Filed under: 1980s,Mexico,Pandora,Xmas / Navidad — spanishpoplyrics @ 11:17 am

It’s Christmas again, and here is a popular villancico (carol) from the Spanish speaking world. There are already a few translations on the Internet, but I’ve tried to make a few corrections and improvements.

In this version the Mexican trio Pandora give the song a mid-eighties makeover – watch out for the key changes if you are singing along!

LOS PECES EN EL RÍO

La Virgen se está peinando
entre cortina y cortina.
Los cabellos son de oro
y el peine de plata fina.

ESTRIBILLO:
Pero mira cómo beben 
los peces en el río.
Pero mira cómo beben
por ver a Dios nacido.
Beben y beben 
y vuelven a beber.
Los peces en el río 
por ver a Dios nacer.

La Virgen lava pañales
y los tiende en el romero,
los pajarillos cantando,
y el romero floreciendo.

ESTRIBILLO

La Virgen se está lavando
con un poco de jabón.
Se le han picado las manos,
manos de mi corazón.

ESTRIBILLO
THE FISH IN THE RIVER

The Virgin is combing her hair
Between cascades (of water)
Her hair is golden
And her comb is of fine silver.

CHORUS:
But look how they drink 
The fish in the river
But look how they drink 
To see the new born God
They drink and they drink
And they return to drink,
The fish in the river,
To see God being born.

The Virgin washes the nappies
And she hangs them in the rosemary,
The little birds are singing
And the rosemary bush is in flower

CHORUS

The Virgin is washing herself
With a little bit of soap.
Her hands are raw (from washing)
Those hands that I love.

CHORUS
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CHORDS / ACORDES
http://acordes.lacuerda.net/pandora/los_peces_en_el_rio.shtml
 

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