Riu Chiu...the Monkees

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Riu Chiu...the Monkees

Postby shireling » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:44 am

I'd forgotten all about this. It's Spanish, and very old - I love the way their voices blend (I miss Davy so much :( .) Enjoy!

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Re: Riu Chiu...the Monkees

Postby MsBrandybuck » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:16 am

This was great! I loved the Monkees, and miss Davey, too.
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Re: Riu Chiu...the Monkees

Postby shireling » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:40 pm

When I was eleven, I got a creche for Christmas, and one of the figures was a wolf. I thought it was the shepherd's dog, but years later - after learning this song - I'm not so sure. Here's one translation I found. The Monkees sing the first two verses...

(chorus)
Riu, riu, chiu
The river bank protects it
God kept our lamb (Our Lady)
from the wolf (the Devil)
God kept our lamb (Our Lady)
from the wolf.


The rabid wolf
wanted to bite her
But Almighty God knew
how to defend her
He decided to make Her
impervious to sin
Even original sin
this Virgin did not have.

Riu, riu, chiu….

This One who is born
is the Grand Monarch
The Patriarch Christ
dressed in human flesh
He has redeemed us
by making Himself small
Although He is infinite
He made Himself finite.

Riu, riu, chiu ...

He comes to give life
to those who were dead
And to repair
the fall of all
This Child is the light
of the day
He is the Lamb of whom
St. John the Baptist spoke.

Riu, riu, chiu ...

I saw thousands of Angels
that were singing
Flying around,
making much music
Telling the shepherds,
Glory in the Heavens
and Peace on earth
for Jesus is born.

Riu, riu, chiu ...

Now we have
what we desired
Let us go together
to present Him gifts
Let each give
his will to Him
Because He became
equal to us.

Riu, riu, chiu ...
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