Singing Hello and Goodbye / Hola and Adiós with a Bilingual Twist

I recall sitting in a workshop at the age of about 32 when I first discovered that the ABC song most of us learn our ABCs to is written around the melody of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star!  How many of YOU knew that upon reading this from me?!?!

It will not surprise you then that I used that same children’s classic melody to write a song for my bilingual Boca Beth Program.  This week’s song is titled Hola y adiós / Hello and Goodbye off my first Boca Beth CD.  It’s a song I used to end every live event with.  Now I switch between Kiss is a Beso and this one as I bid farewell to my mini-groupies!

Below are the lyrics for this children’s song in Spanish and English:

Hola y adiós / Hello and Goodbye
(Sung to the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)

Hola, Hola, I say Hi!
Adiós, Adiós I say Bye!

Hola is the word I say
To my best friends every day!
Adiós is the word I say
To tell my friends good-bye each day!

(repeat chorus one more time)

Follow this link to the suggested activity that goes hand-in-hand with this song for children to learn Spanish and English.  Look for song #14 suggestion please!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth




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