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Thread #47227   Message #1157525
Posted By: GUEST
08-Apr-04 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
Mary in Kentucky - the Mexican Birthday song is very beautiful. I believe it is called "El Rey David" and I'm still not quite sure what King David has to do with a birthday celebration (someone out there may have an answer). The traditional way to perform the song is to gather outside the bedroom window the the birthday celebrant in the morning and sing it as a serenade. I will post the lyrics (both languages) later as they are not here with me at the present. If anyone can find a link to the music so it can be heard - it would be helpful, too.

Lila Downs and Tish Hinojosa CD's are a good source for Mexican songs - oh yeah! don't forget "Los Super Seven".

Bill C.