Así Es Nuevo Méjico

New Mexico State Spanish Song

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New Mexico desert wildlife; horned lizard

Desert wildlife; horned lizard ("horny toad") in Carlsbad, New Mexico; photo by uccsbiology on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Spanish Language Song of New Mexico

"Así Es Nuevo Méjico" by contemporary composer Amadeo Lucero, was sung by Lieutenant Governor Roberto Mondragon (with guitar accompaniment) to the assembled members of the 1971 New Mexico State Legislature and was promptly adopted as the official Spanish-language version of the state song.

New Mexico also recognizes a state song, state ballad, bilingual song, and an official cowboy song. All State Songs

 
SPANISH LYRICS
 
Un canto que traigo muy dentro del alma
Lo canto a mi estado - mi tierra natal.
De flores dorada mi tierra encantada
De lindas mujeres - que no tiene igual.
 
Así es Nuevo Méjico
Así es esta tierra del sol
De sierras y valles de tierras frutales
Así es Nuevo Méjico
 
El negro, el hispano, el anglo, el indio
Todos son tus hijos, todos por igual.
Tus pueblos y aldeas - mi tierra encantada
De lindas mujeres que no tiene igual.
Así es Nuevo Méjico
Así es esta tierra del sol
De sierras y valles de tierras frutales
Así es Nuevo Méjico
El Río del Norte, que es el Río Grande,
Sus aguas corrientes fluyen hasta el mar
Y riegan tus campos
Mi tierra encantada de lindas mujeres
Que no tiene igual.
 
Así es Nuevo Méjico
Así es esta tierra del sol
De sierras y valles de tierras frutales
Así es Nuevo Méjico
Tus campos se visten de flores de Mayo
De lindos colores
Que Dios les dotó
Tus pájaros cantan mi tierra encantada
Sus trinos de amores
Al ser celestial.
 
Así es Nuevo Méjico
Así es esta tierra del sol
De sierras y valles de tierras frutales
Así es Nuevo Méjico
 
Mi tierra encantada de historia bañada
Tan linda, tan bella - sin comparación.
Te rindo homenaje, te rindo cariño
Soldado valiente - te rinde su amor.
 
ENGLISH TRANSLATION
 
A song that I carry deep in my soul
I sing it to my state - my native land.
Of golden flowers my enchanted land
Of beautiful women - which have no equal.
 
Thus is New Mexico
Thus is this land of sun
Of mountains and valleys of fertile soil
Thus is New Mexico
 
The black, the hispanic, the white, the Indian
All are your children, all are equal.
Your cities and towns - my enchanted land
Of beautiful women, which have no equal.
 
Thus is New Mexico
Thus is this land of sun
Of mountains and valleys of fertile soil
Thus is New Mexico
 
The River of the North, which is the Rio Grande,
Its running waters flow to the sea
And irrigate your fields
My enchanted land of beautiful women
Which have no equal.
 
Thus is New Mexico
Thus is this land of sun
Of mountains and valleys of fertile soil
Thus is New Mexico
 
Your fields are dressed with May flowers
Of beautiful colors
That God gave them
Your birds sing, my enchanted land,
Their trills of love
For the heavenly being.
 
Thus is New Mexico
Thus is this land of sun
Of mountains and valleys of fertile soil
Thus is New Mexico
 
My enchanted land bathed with history
So pretty, so lovely - without comparison.
I surrender homage to you, I surrender tenderness
Valiant soldier - he surrenders to you his love.
New Mexico