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Vamos a Plantar Arroz

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Tricia Sebastian
Adapted by Tricia Sebastian

Story

Use this song while teaching about planting and growing. Also, it is a multi-cultural song that can lead to in depth conversations and activities about farming, community, food, labor, and life in other parts of the world and in the United States.  

Clarinda Sebastian, my mother-in-law, taught me this traditional Filipino tune. She sang it often as a child.  I wanted to record it to honor my husband’s Filipino heritage. 

Lyrics

Vamos a plantar arroz / en los campos del amor / vamos a plantar arroz / a la una y a las dos / Vamos a vamos a / vamos a plantar arroz / y después de acabar / daremos gracias a dios. / Vamos a plantar arroz / y después te daré mi amor / vamos a plantar arroz / y al final toda va mejor / CHORUS / Si todos plantamos mucho rendirá / la, labor muy pronto acabará / juntas las manos / siempre triunfarán / juntos daremos / gracias a dios. / Planting rice is never fun / bent from morn till the set of sun / cannot stand up cannot sit / cannot rest even for a bit/ CHORUS / Vamos a plantar arroz / en los campos del amor / Vamos a plantar arroz / a la una y a las dos.