Surely you’ve heard the Mexican song, Cielito Lindo.

It is one of the most popular songs in Mexico and it’s sung in almost all Mexican sports and soccer games.

Cielito Lindo, My Lovely Sky is a traditional  Mexican song written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes in 1882.  Cielito is an endearing term meaning, sweetheart, my love, or honey. The literal translation of  Celito Lindo is the lovely sky but cielito is popularly used as sweetie or darling. Mi Cielo, translates to my sweetheart in English. Literally, Mi Cielo means my sky.

Cielito Lindo is one of the most popular songs widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as a symbol of Mexico.  In recent years it has become an unofficial national anthem for Mexicans, sung as a sign of unity.  It is sung spontaneously in sports games, particularly at soccer games, as well as protests and every kind of gathering where love for Mexico is expressed.

How do you pronounce Cielito Lindo?

syeh-lee-toh  leen-doh
The Sierra Morena is one of the main mountain ranges in Spain.

De la Sierra Morena,
cielito lindo, vienen bajando,
Un par de ojitos negros,
cielito lindo, de contrabando.

Estribillo
:

Ay, ay, ay, ay,
Canta y no llores,
Porque cantando se alegran,
cielito lindo, los corazones.
Pájaro que abandona,

cielito lindo, su primer nido,
Si lo encuentra ocupado,
cielito lindo, bien merecido.

 

(Estribillo)

Ese lunar que tienes,
cielito lindo, junto a la boca,
No se lo des a nadie,
cielito lindo, que a mí me toca.

(Estribillo)

Una flecha en el aire,
cielito lindo, lanzó Cupido,
si la tiró jugando,
cielito lindo, a mí me ha herido.

(Estribillo)


From the Sierra Morena,

lovely sky, 
a pair of lovely black eyes,
appear, sneaking by.

Chorus:

Ay, ay, ay, ay,
Sing and don’t cry,
Because when singing
our hearts are happy,
my beautiful sky.
A bird that abandons,

its first nest, sweetheart,
If he finds it occupied,
my love, it will be well deserved.

(Chorus)

That beauty mark that you have
my love, next to your mouth,
Don’t share it with anyone,
Cielito Lindo, because it’s mine.

(Chorus)

An arrow to the air
Cielito Lindo, Cupid launched
as he was playing,
and he got me Cielito Lindo

(Chorus)

Other Mexican Songs:

Mexico Lindo y Querido Lyrics

El Rey Lyrics