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Thread #46731   Message #1077018
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
20-Dec-03 - 06:39 PM
Thread Name: Mexican Folk Songs
Subject: RE: Mexican Folk Songs
Joe, Escamillo referenced "Cumbanchero" before you, but put it in Spanish Songs (thread 5667) because it isn't Mexican.
The words in the site used by him for this song by Rafael Hernández are different from those used by Desi Arnaz and his band:

First verse- same, except priquití not normally hyphenated.

El Cumbanchero
Rafael Hernández

A cumba, cumba, cumba cumbanchero,
A bongo, bongo bongosero.
Priquití que va sonando el cumbachero,
bongocero que se va.

A va
a suena así el tambor,
Y vuelve a repicar,
biriquití bumbumbá

A va
y suena así el tambor,

Y vuelve a repicar,
biriquití, bumbambá