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Mexican lullaby

Main piece:  “Sana, sana, colita de rana, si no sana hoy, sanara manana”  Transliteration:  Heal, heal, tail of frog, yes no heal today, healthy tomorrow Full translation:  Heal, heal, tail of frog, if today it doesn’t heal, it will tomorrow Background: The one who provided this lullaby was my sister a while back when hurting… Continue Reading »

English riddle

Main piece:  The following is transcribed from a riddle the informant gave the interviewer.  Informant: A pine tree grows 10 pineapples.  Interviewer: Ok.  Informant: Two of the pineapples out of the 10 fall. How many pineapples are left on the tree? Interviewer: On the tree? Or are there?  Informant: Are there on the tree.  Interviewer:… Continue Reading »

English riddle

Main piece:  The following is transcribed from a riddle between the informant and interviewer. Informant: A red guy lives in a red house  Interviewer: A red guy lives in a red house. Ok.  Informant: A blue guy lives in a blue house. Interviewer: Blue guy in blue house. Informant: yes, uhhh a green guy lives… Continue Reading »