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Thread #11049   Message #2630225
Posted By: Genie
12-May-09 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
I just found a vocal version of Chiapanecas on YouTube. Nearly all of the many YouTubes of this song are instrumental only, often focusing on the dance, reinforcing my thinking that this tune originally was a dance tune without lyrics and that people have added them later.

This is Alys Robi singing Chiapanecas in Spanish (after singing "Adios Muchachos" in French)

She is singing the same Spanish lyrics I posted above.

(She does not sing the English chorus lyrics which I posted above. This is not surprising since that is my own "singable transation" of the chorus.)

Genie