Let's sing: Don't Worry, Be Happy / ¡Cantemos!: No te preocupes, sé feliz

Por Estela González Torres
June 2014

Listen to the song Don't worry, be happy by Bobby McFerrin and fill in the gaps: [Lisen tu de son "Dont guorri, bi japi" bai Boby MacFerrin and fil in de gaps]

Escucha la canción Don't worry, be happy de Bobby McFerrin y rellena los huecos:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU

 

Here's a little   _ _ _ _   I wrote


You might want to   _ _ _ _   it note for note

Don't worry, be happy.


In every life we have some   _ _ _ _ _ _ _

But when you   _ _ _ _ _   you make it double


Don't worry, be happy.


Don't worry, be happy   _ _ _.



 

CHORUS:
Don't worry, be happy. Don't worry, be happy.


Don't worry, be happy. Don't worry, be happy.


 

Ain't got no place to lay your   _ _ _ _

Somebody came and took your  _ _ _

Don't worry, be happy.


The   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   say your   _ _ _ _   is late


He may have to litigate


Don't worry, be happy.



 

CHORUS:
(_ _ _ _   at me -- I'm happy).

Don't worry, be happy.


 

Here I give you my   _ _ _ _ _   number.

When you worry,   _ _ _ _   me,
I make you happy.

Don't worry, be happy.

 

Ain't got no   _ _ _ _ , ain't got no style


Ain't got no gal to make you   _ _ _ _ _


But don't worry, be happy.


'Cause when you worry your   _ _ _ _   will frown


And that will bring   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   down


So don't worry, be happy now.



Don't worry, be happy. Don't worry, be happy.

Don't worry, be happy. Don't worry, be happy.

 

CHORUS:
(Don't worry, don't worry, don't   _ _   it.
Be happy.

_ _ _   a smile on your face.


Don't bring everybody down.


Don't worry.

It will soon pass,   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   it is.


Don't worry, be happy.


I'm not   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , I'm happy...)

 

Answer Key [ánserki]: 1. song [son] (canción); 2. sing [sin] (cantar); 3. trouble [trábol] (problema); 4. worry [guorri] (preocuparse; when you worry = cuando te preocupas); 5. now [náu] (ahora) // 6. head [jed] (cabeza); 7. bed [bed] (cama); 8. landlord [lánlor] (casero); 9. rent [rent] (renta, alquiler) // 10. look [luk] (mirar; look now = mira ahora); 11. phone [fon] (teléfono); 12. call [col] (llamar; call me = llámame // 13. cash [cash] (efectivo); 14. smile [smáil] (sonreír; make you smile = hacerte sonreír; 15. face [féis] (cara); 16. everybody [évribadi] (todo el mundo) // 17. do [du] (hacer; don't do it = no lo hagas); 18. put [put] (poner; put a smile on your face = pon una sonrisa en tu cara); 19. whatever [guaréver] (lo que sea; whatever it is = sea lo que sea); 20. worried [guórried] (preocupado/a).

 

La forma ain't got es muy común en el inglés hablado, pero es incorrecta. Don't have (= no tengo) es la forma apropiada.

 

Esta canción te servirá para repasar el imperativo en inglés, o sea, el tiempo para dar órdenes, indicaciones y consejos y hacer invitaciones. Es muy sencillo:

- En afirmativo, sólo necesitamos el verbo (sin "to"): Push the door open[push de dor ópn] (empuja la puerta para abrir), eat your food [it ior fud] (come tu comida), live your life[liv ior laif] (vive tu vida).

- En negativo, antes del verbo, debemos decir Don´t: Don't touch it [dont táchit] (no lo toques), Don't drink and drive [dont drink and dráiv] (no bebas y conduzcas).

 

Recuerda que, a diferencia del español, en inglés el imperativo sirve para varias personas. Así, read [rid] puede significar lee (tú), lea (usted), lean (ustedes). Y si queremos incluirnos en la acción, necesitamos  usar Let's seguido del verbo: Let's go! [lets gou] (¡vamos!).

 

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