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Thread #11049   Message #677953
Posted By: Mark Cohen
28-Mar-02 - 04:28 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
Subject: RE: Spanish Folk Songs - Chiapanecas
Wow....I remember having a 45RPM record of "Chiapanecas" when I was just a tyke. I recall the chorus going, "Ay, ay, ay chiapanecas..." And presumably there was a tilde over the n, because I remember it being pronounced "cha-pan-ye-cas". I wish I could remember the flip side...and I still wonder how my 45 collection, which included kid stuff like the Mickey Mouse Club record (which was yellow) and Rusty in Orchestraville (which was green), happened to have a Mexican folk song record.

And I can't hear that tune without thinking of Allan Sherman's "The Ballad of Oh Boy"!