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La Bella Hortelana

Music Traditional, lyrics Traditional

©2001 Bonnie Lockhart (recorded performance only)

This well-traveled traditional Mexican song integrates gracefully into gardening activities. Its cumulative repetitions make it useful to Spanish learners. It invites motions and dramatization which you can easily imagine. And, reflecting historical fact, it gives a woman the lead role in agriculture. This version comes from families at Compañeros, a pre-school in San Francisco, California.

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