Mexican Childrens’ Song

This tune is from a childrens’ song book  I found in Mexico. I borrowed the weathered book from an elderly woman, and made copies of all the songs. However, I misplaced the copies, and this was one of the only songs I had memorized. I believe there are three verses, and I only remember the first verse. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to track down the rest of the song, along with the complete song book.

Here is a recording made by yours truly, followed by a translation of the lyrics.

Dientes_Microbios

Mis dientes no los lavaré, un niño exclamó, ya me bané ya me peiné, con eso me bastó. Más en su boca se oyó, un grito de placer, y los microbios sin temor, salieron a comer.

I won’t brush my teeth, a child yelled. I already took a bath, and combed my hair, and that’s all I’m doing. Yet in his mouth a yell of excitement was heard, and the microbes ventured out to feast.