The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

A La Nanita Nana

Spanish Carol, English lyrics by Norman Luboff

The Christmas Guy

MIDI / Noteworthy Composer

A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea,
Sleep, sleep my little Jesus,
May peace attend Thee, may peace attend Thee.
To the world, little Savior, new hope thou'rt bringing.
All the world, little Savior, Thy praises singing,
God's angels hov'ring o'er Thee chant alleluia.
A la nanita nana, nanita ea.


A traditional Spanish carol with English lyrics by Norman Luboff. This is a very unusual carol, combining a tender lullaby with profound thought over a melody and rhythms of popular Latin authenticity. The change from a minor to a major key in the carol is a feature of certain Spanish folksongs, and is also found in some Cuban folksongs (guajira).

Artist: MIDI sequenced by Bill Egan



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