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Thread #11049   Message #2630756
Posted By: clueless don
13-May-09 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
I remember hearing (and possibly singing - it might have been in school) an English translation of this song when I was a boy (it would probably have been in the fifties, or possibly the very early sixties.) I remember almost nothing about it. What I do recall is a stretch where it went

Sing Chiapanecas ole! OLE!
Sing Chiapanecas ole! OLE!
Sing Chiapanecas ole! OLE!
Sing Chiapanecas ole! OLE!

and part of the chorus (or what I am calling the chorus) where the words "... 'neath the light, of a Mexican moon" occurred, and a couple of lines that went

Let your heart [our hearts??], now, banish all sorrow.
Cares, are, gone 'til tomorrow.

Probably one of many English translations making the rounds.

Don