DeColores Song

(pronounced *day cuh-lor’-ess*) is a greeting:
it comes from the Spanish song below!
Here’s one story about the origin of the song:

There was a group of cursillistas (those who’ve just attended a Cursillo weekend) in Spain riding home on a bus, singing and rejoicing, when the weather turned….a frightening storm with lightning and thunder had them huddling together in the bus on the side of the road, and even halted their singing. But when the storm was over, the clouds parted and the sun peeked through. As the tension lessened, one cursillista looked out the window at the farm they had parked in front of; and there saw a rooster, resplendent in color in the sparkling aftermath of the storm.

Ok, if you lost the background music because you just
had to click on the rooster…don’t panic.
Just click on the music button below.

Singing and shouting ‘De Colores!‘ the cursillistas began to rejoice again, writing a 70-verse song praising God and rejoicing in the shining colors of a little rooster!

Hence, the greeting, De Colores, wishes you that joy.
Here are the verses we sing each weekend:

All in color; all in color the fields love to dress in all during the springtime.
All in color, all in color the birds have their clothing that comes every season.
All in color; all in color the rainbow is vested across the blue sky.

*Refrain: All in color and so must all love be of every bright color to make my heart cry. (repeat)

Sings the rooster; sings the rooster with his quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri;
And the cluck hen; and the cluck hen with her cara, cara, cara, cara, cara;
And the babe chicks; and the babe chicks with their pio, pio, pio, pio, pi. *

All in color; all in color we witness the sun up on clear and bright mornings.
All in color; all in color the sun gives it treasure God’s light to His children.
All in color, all in color the diamond will sparkle when brought to the light. *

Canta el gallo, canta el gallo con el quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri, quiri.
La gallina, la gallina con el cara, cara, cara, cara, cara.
Los polluellos, los polluellos con el pio, pio, pio, pio, pi.
Y por eso los grandes amores, de muchos colores me gustan a mi.
Y por eso los grandes amores, de muchos colores me gustan a mi.

 

‘Ole!


 

Lost Verses!

Sing the Chorus

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!


Oh the Calories!

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 posses of grandmas and movies,
we all find quite groovy,
so gutsy are we !