The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library


This song is an infectious joy to sing. Ideal with guitar, percussion and other South American instrumental, it’s an Andean folk song from South America.

***UPDATED October 17, 2019***

Composer & Copyright

Original song by the Bolivian band, Los Kjarkas, arranged for Wholehearted Chorus by Lisa G. Littlebird.


Recorded here by Lisa G. Littlebird with Rayner Marx on guitar and Edwin Huizinga on violin.

Inspiration Track


SOLO:Entre montañas y valles he nacido
Al esperar la dulce primavera
Al escuchar tu voz en el viento
me ha acariciado con un susurro

Entre montañas valles he crecido
me acunaron los huaynos* en su encanto
y al florecer mi tierra en su charango
vi crecer las zampoñas con el viento
Wayayay ayayayayayay wayayay…

Between mountains and valleys I was born
While waiting for the sweet springtime
Upon hearing your voice in the wind
It has caressed me with a whisper

Between mountains and valleys I was born
The huaynos* cradled me in their spell
And when my land flowered in their charango,
I saw the pan flutes grow in the wind

* folkloric music form

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