I want to go to Bethlehem - A Betlem me'n vull anar

A Betlem me'n vull anar (in Spanish , I want to go to Belén ) is a verse with which different traditional Catalan Christmas carols begin .

  • The carol that begins A Betlem me'n vull anar, vols come your redfish? , (I want to go to Bethlehem, do you want your little chicken to come?) Refers to the most common farm animals in Catalonia such as chickens, chicks, pigs, cats and dogs. Onomatopoeias of the animals mentioned are also added together with two traditional instruments of Catalan culture: the whistle and the tambourine . The song has a binary time signature and the key of the score is in D major . The letter consists of four sentences (AA 'BC).
  • The Christmas carol that begins with A Betlem me'n vull anar, (bis) - vols come, tu, rabadà? (bis) , (I want to go to Bethlehem (bis) - do you want to come, your pastor? (bis); better known by the title of El rabadà , (the rabadán).
  • The Christmas carol whose lyrics were written by Jacinto Verdaguer entitled A Betlem m'en vaig that begins as A Betlem me'n vull anar - A Jesús vull adorar .... , (I want to go to Bethlehem - I want to adore Jesus). [ 1 ]

Lyrics

Catalan Spanish

I want to go to Bethlehem,
Do you want to come, little hen?
I want to go to Bethlehem,
Do you want to come, Rabadà?

2. I want to buy you a timpani.
Tam, tam, tam, he will do the timpani.

3. I want to buy him a chick.
Piu, piu, piu, will make the chick.

4. I want to buy him a lamb.
Well, well, well will the lamb.

5. I want to buy you a bird.
That, that, that will make the bird.

6. I want to buy him a kitten.
My, my, my, will make the kitten.

7. I want to buy him a puppy.
Bup, bup, bup, it will make the puppy.

8. I want to buy him a piglet.
Rum, rum, rum, will make the piglet.

I want to go to Bethlehem.
Do you want to come, little chicken?
I want to go to Bethlehem.
Do you want to come, rabadán?

2. A tambourine I want to buy from you.
So, so, so, the timpani will do.

3. I want to buy you a chick.
Peep, peep, peep, will do the chick.

4. I want to buy a little lamb from him.
Be, be, be the lamb will do.

5. I want to buy a bird from you.
Cra, cra, cra will the bird.

6. I want to buy a kitten.
Meow, meow, meow, the kitty will do.

7. I want to buy a puppy.
Woof, woof, woof, it will do the puppy.

8. I want to buy a pig from him.
Oinc, oinc, oinc, the pig will do.

Bibliography

  • Joan Amades, The hundred best Christmas songs , Biblioteca Selecta, Barcelona, ​​1946.
  • MAIDEU, Joaquim: Book of songs. Chrestomathy of traditional Catalan songs , Barcelona: EUMO (1992, 1st ed.)
  • Catalan language and literature 4º ESO , Barcelona: La Galera (May 2008, 1st ed.)

References

  1. Salvador Rebés (2002), Catalan traditional songs collected by Jacint Verdaguer , Publications of the Abbey of Montserrat

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