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A Rhyme from my Dad

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: A Rhyme from my Dad Reply with quote

My father used to recite a rhyme that went something like this:

Maninas muertas
Pican a tus puertas
Dice alcaraván
Que le dan un pedazo de pan

Dead little hands
Pecking at your doors
The stone curlew says
To give him a piece of bread

An alcaraván is a stone curlew, a bird sometimes found on the Asturian coast. The scientific name is Burhinus oedicnemus

Had anyone else heard this or a similar rhyme?
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