O menino está dormindo

Menino

Carol, Portugal.

This is a traditional carol from Évora, Portugal. It is sung by children on Christmas Eve.

The lyrics say: “The boy’s asleep, lying in the straw, his angels are singing for the love of this poor child.”

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Karaoke Video


 

Lyrics (Portuguese)

O menino está dormindo
Nas palhinhas despidinho (x2)
Os anjos lh´estão cantando
Por amor tão pobrezinho (x2)

O menino está dormindo
Nos braços da virgem pura (x2)
Os anjos lh´estão cantando
Hossana lá na altura (x2)

O menino está dormindo
Nos braços de São José (x2)
Os anjos lh´estão cantando
Gloria tibi Domine (x2)

O menino está dormindo
Um sono de amor profundo (x2)
Os anjos lh´estão cantando
Viva o Salvador do Mundo (x2)

 


 

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Free karaoke MP3 download

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“O menino esta dormindo” (instrumental, 3:43 – 4/4 – 122 bpm)

 


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Sheet music with chords

O menino esta dormindo Score Singing-Bell


 

Teaching ideas

“O menino está dormindo”, the little boy is sleeping!

Sing the song twice: the first one happy and rather loudly. The second one (after the short “break” , as the Singing-Bell orchestration proposes) try to sing more gently not to disturb the baby. If you are at home, or in class and rather tired, you can make your voice even more quiet  at the last verses and relax after the song, keeping some minutes of silence.


 

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