Mudcat Café message #676898 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11049   Message #676898
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Mar-02 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
Subject: RE: Spanish Folk Songs
Looks like we missed this one. Anybody got Spanish Lyrics? I found a translation here (click), of sorts. I swear I should remember this song, but I don't. I certainly remember the tune - there's a nice MIDI here (click).
-Joe Offer-


Chiapenecas ( Mexican Dance Song) (Lyrics: Eleanor Graham Vance)



Down in Mex-i-co, joy-ous Mex-i-co, ___Where the eve-ning star__ shines bright-ly,___You can work a-way__through the sun-ny day,__

But when star-light comes___there is danc-ing, ay, ay!Down in Mex-i-co, joy-ous Mex-i-co, ___You wil learn our old time dance;__

Ev'-ry hap-py pair__will be light as air__While you dance a-long___ like this: ( clap hands)   

Sing to the mu-sic I play ( clap hands) Whirl round your part-ner this way ( Clap hands)

There's not a chance to go wrong, (clap hands) If you will dance to this song (clap hands)



Ay! Ay! Sing-ing and whirl-ing, Ay ! Ay! Swinging and twirl-ing, Ay! Ay! Come and join__ In our song.____ Join the crowd!

Come a- long with us.

Ay! Ay! Sing-ing and whirl-ing, Ay ! Ay! Swinging and twirl-ing, Ay! Ay! Come and join__ In our song.____ Join the crowd!

Come a- long, OLE! ( Clap hands)