The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46731   Message #1217366
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
30-Jun-04 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: Mexican Folk Songs
Subject: RE: Mexican Folk Songs
"Jarabe tapatío" is the name of the 'Mexican hat Dance," which came from Jalisco, the charros (cowboys) of the cattle industry.

There seems to be a tendency to call anything with a Spanish name Mexican. The "Curu...paloma" by Tómas Méndez is an Argentine huapango.

Allan Sherman provided the best American lyrics for the 'hat dance.'