La Bella Hortelana
Traditional Mexican Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Sung in Spanish by Bonnie Lockhart
This lively song integrates well into spring planting and gardening activities. Its cumulative repetitions make it useful to Spanish learners. It invites motions and dramatization. And it features a female farmer. This version comes from families at Compañeros, a pre-school in San Francisco, California.
-- Bonnie Lockhart
Cuando siembra la bella hortelana,
Cuando siembra, siembra asi.
Si, siembra poco a poco,
Luego pone las manos asi,
Siembra asi, luego pone las manos asi.
Literal (not singable) translation from Bonnie Lockhart:
When the pretty farmer sows the seeds,
When she sows, she sows like this.
Yes, she sows little by little,
Then she places her hands like this.
She sows like this,
then she places her hands like this.
She makes tortillas
© Bonnie Lockhart . All rights reserved. Used with permission.