New Mexico Statutes Chapter 12. Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters § 12-3-12. State bilingual song

A. The words and music of “New Mexico--Mi Lindo Nuevo Mexico”, written by Pablo Mares, are declared to be the state bilingual song.  The words are:

I'm singing a song of my homeland

Most wonderful place that I've seen.

My song cannot fully describe it

I call it land of my dreams.

New Mexico,

Land of the sun

Where yucca blooms

The sunset sighs.

New Mexico,

Your starry nights,

Your music sweet as daylight dies.

My heart returns

It ever yearns

To hear the desert breezes blow,

Your snow, your rain, your rainbows' blend,

I'm proud of my New Mexico.

(Translation)

Yo canto de un pais lindo

Mas bello no he visto yo,

Mi cancion no puede decirlo,

Como mi corazon.

Nuevo Mexico,

Pais del sol

Palmillas floreciendo alli.

Nuevo Mexico,

Tus noches lindas

Traen recuerdos para mi.

Mi corazon

Llora por ti me dice a mi

Te quiero yo.

Tus sierras y tus valles

Son mi lindo Nuevo Mexico.

B. A copy of the state bilingual song exhibited with this bill shall be filed with the secretary of state to be lodged in the archives of his office.


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