De Colores in English

This is a fairly literal translation of the Spanish De Colores
Other versions follow below

 

All in colors, all in colors the fields love to dress in all during the springtime.
All in colors, all in colors the birds have their clothing that comes every season.
All in colors, all in colors the rainbow is shining across the wide sky.

All in colors, and so must all love be of every bright color to make my heart sing.
All in colors, and so must all love be of every bright color to make my heart sing.

All in colors, all in colors we look at the sunrise on clear and bright mornings.
All in colors, all in colors the sun gives its gift of God's light to His children.
All in colors, all in colors the diamond is shining when brought to the light.

All in colors, and so must all love be of every bright color to make my heart sing.
All in colors, and so must all love be of every bright color to make my heart sing.

Joyfully, joyfully we will live in God's friendship because He has willed it.
Faithfully, faithfully we will slake the great thirsting of Christ the immortal.
Joyfully, joyfully we will bring to our Savior a harvest of souls

And the light shining brightly illumines the grace given from heaven for our grand ideals.
And the light shining brightly illumines the grace given from heaven for our grand ideals.

Missionaries, missionaries of Christ with His courage determined to conquer.
Cursillistas, cursillistas who don't pay attention to human opinion.
Let the cowards, let the cowards deride us and taunt us but it is the truth

that they really desire the pleasure of being in grace in colors with us
that they really desire the pleasure of being in grace in colors with us

Crows the rooster, crows the rooster with his kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri,
And the chicken, and the chicken with her cara, cara, cara, cara, cara.
And the chickies, and the chickies with their pio, pio, pio, pio, pi.

All in colors, and so must all love be of every bright color to make my heart sing.
All in colors, and so must all love be of every bright color to make my heart sing.

 

 

De Colores, living colors embrace all of nature with love in the springtime,
De Colores, living colors adorn all the birdies that fly day and nighttime,
De Colores, living colors envelope the rainbow in heavens above,

That's the reason I like all the colors that brighten my life with the things that I love!
That's the reason I like all the colors that brighten my life with the things that I love!

De Colores, living colors so brilliant and subtle that greet every morning,
De Colores, living colors as graceful and peaceful as God's shining love,

That's the reason I like all the colors that brighten my life with the things that I love!
That's the reason I like all the colors that brighten my life with the things that I love!

We are joyful, we are joyful in God's loving grace, and that's why we sing,
We are happy, we are happy because we are subjects of Christ our King,
We are cheeful, we are cheerful and take our gladness to each faithful soul,

Radiating the truth that enlightens and brightens the way to our life's supreme goal!
Radiating the truth that enlightens and brightens the way to our life's supreme goal!

Crows the rooster, crows the rooster with his kiri-kiri, kiri, kiri-kiri,
And the cluck-hen, and the cluck-hen with her kara-kara, kara, kara-kara,
And the babe-chicks, and the babe-chicks with their pio-pio, pio, pio-pi,

That's the reason I like all the colors that brighten my life with the things that I love!
That's the reason I like all the colors that brighten my life with the things that I love!

 

De Colores from Neerkol

Verses supplied by Frenchville's Frogs Reunion Group
Faithfully Reaching Out in God's Service

Sprigs of wattle, sprigs of wattle burst forth in their yellows and golds in the springtime,
Bougainvillea, see it sprawling around as it covers the ground like God's glory
So the insects, so the insects flit down, blue, red, orange, and brown; filled with life.

De Colores, the rainbow of Queensland, the gifts our Creator gave into our care.
De Colores, the rainbow of Queensland, the gifts our Creator gave into our care.
Hooray !

Kangaroos, bounding late in the day in their great mobs of grey and of red,
And the reptiles, and the reptiles that slide, hop or glide in the green bladed grass.
Dancing brolgas, making praise in the morning, rejoicing with pink underwing.

Hallelujah ! The loving and giving, the colors are singing to make our hearts dance.
Hallelujah ! The loving and giving, the colors are singing to make our hearts dance.
Hooray !

Waterfalls, waterfalls rushing downwards to silver the rocks with their essence.
Golden beaches, golden beaches alive with the joy and the laughter of children.
See the desert, where the sands with their ochres are blown by the wind of God's love.

De Colores, the rainbow of Queensland, the gifts our Creator gave into our care.
De Colores, the rainbow of Queensland, the gifts our Creator gave into our care.
Hooray !

 

"The Lost Verses of De Colores"

Oh, the calories, the calories we see when we're happily camping with pasta;
Oh the colors, the colors we see when pajama and wine both catch fire;
Oh, the colors of gasoline, iris, vermin and lace;
And posse of grandmas and movies, we all find quite groovy, so gutsy are we!
And posse of grandmas and movies, we all find quite groovy, so gutsy are we!

Drinking Gallo, drinking Gallo makes us act queerly, queerly, queerly, queerly;
Oh that Gallo, that Gallo makes us gag cara, cara, cara, cara, cara,
The aroma, the aroma makes us go pee-o, pee-o, pee-o, pee-o, pee;
And posse of grandmas and movies, we all find quite groovy, so gutsy are we!
And posse of grandmas and movies, we all find quite groovy, so gutsy are we!

 

More Lost Verses

Sing the chorus, sing the chorus because no one can really remember the verses,
Sing the chorus, sing the chorus cause what rhymes in Spanish does not rhyme in English.
Sing the chorus, sing the chorus because all the words never really seem to fit.
Sing the chorus and clap your hands loudly and no-one will notice you really don't know it!
Sing the chorus and clap your hands loudly and no-one will notice you really don't know it!

Ole !

Dr. Rollinson

Depaartment of Religion
ENMU Station 19
Portales, NM 88130

Last Updated: March 11, 2007