Sing with me: SIGNORE LAUDATO SI

Praise be! Saint Francis composed the famous Canticle of Creatures in Assisi. I was at the garden where he composed it. And then Formaggio and myself composed this song in honor of Saint Francis and the earth. If you have kids, sing with them and add the animals, plants, rocks, trees, fruits, rivers near you. And sing with the proper pronunciation. 🙂 Formaggio and I say: grazie mille!

 

If you want to use this song in your community or your family, here are the lyrics now with the chords added by my brother Marcelo Rosa English Teacher. Add or exchange the animals, plants, trees, fruits, rivers, mountains who are near you. Laudato Si means Praise Be and it is inspired by Saint Francis! Its a way of connecting with the little and big life around us. It could be fun to learn about the other forms of life that live near you. And follow the song at the youtube in case you want to learn.

 

 

SIGNORE LAUDATO SI

Blessed by the company of Saint Francis

By Cláudio Carvalhaes

 

 

Intro A7 /A7#4/A7

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

D                              D/C#            Bm           F#m

For the glory and joy of the earth,

G         D/F#        Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Skies, planes and multiverses

D                              D/C#            Bm           F#m

For animals great and small

G         D/F#        Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Plants, leaves and roots

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

D                            D/C#                            Bm           F#m

For the Hummingbirds, cardinals and blackbirds

G         D/F#        Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Fireflies, ladybugs and parakeet

D                              D/C#            Bm           F#m

For the bees, butterflies and bats

G         D/F#        Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Owls, eagles and hawks

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

 

D                                  D/C#              Bm           F#m

For the jaguars, the sloth and the turtles

G                   D/F#        Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Foxes, the possums and capybaras

D                 D/C#              Bm                         F#m

For the anteaters, the squirrels and chipmunks

G               D/F#              Em         A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Monkeys, porcupines and elephants

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

 

D                              D/C#            Bm           F#m

For the dolphins, whales and otters

G                D/F#        Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Sea lions, crabs and octopuses

D                              D/C#            Bm           F#m

For the sea horses, sharks and coral reefs

G                        D/F#        Em           A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Shrimps, Parrotfish and Monkeyface

 

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

D                   D/C#                  Bm                   F#m

For all the plants and the planting flowers

G                D/F#                    Em               A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Ferns, sunflowers and the lilies in the field

D                        D/C#            Bm                        F#m

For the angiosperms, the mosses and violets

G                    D/F#                  Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Dandelions, crabgrass and docks

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

D                     D/C#            Bm           F#m

For spiders, lizards and ants

G                         D/F#              Em           A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Ladybugs, grasshoppers and beetles

D                    D/C#            Bm           F#m

For Worms, Moth and dragonflies

G                 D/F#        Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

For Frogs, Mice and Rats

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

D             D/C#            Bm           F#m

For the trees all around

G                      D/F#             Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Oaks, Jacaranda and coconut trees

D                        D/C#                        Bm                   F#m

For he cedars, sugar maples, and black cherries

G                 D/F#         Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Magnolias, sycamores and Poplar trees

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

 

D                   D/C#            Bm           F#m

For the corn all over the Americas

G            D/F#                 Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Rice, cassava, and wheat

D                              D/C#               Bm           F#m

For mangos, watermelons and graviola

G              D/F#             Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

Banana, apples and peaches

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

 

D                  D/C#              Bm     F#m

For air, earth, water and fire

G               D/F#           Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

For wind, soil, rivers and oceans

D                        D/C#                 Bm           F#m

For people all around, near and far

G               D/F#               Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

For love, kindness and beauty

 

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si

 

D                              D/C#            Bm           F#m

For everything that breathes and reproduces life

G         D/F#        Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

For everything that lives and dies

D                              D/C#            Bm                 F#m

For the mornings, afternoons and evenings

G         D/F#               Em       A7#4     A7   A7#4/A7

For all the stuff that is alive

 

 

D    D/C#   Bm    F#m

Laudato     Si

G                   D/F#     Em           A7 /A7#4/A7

Signore Laudato       Si