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Thread #86248   Message #1602756
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Nov-05 - 08:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Carnavalito
Subject: RE: Origins: Carnavalito
CARNIVALITO
(partial translation- need Escamillo since this is an Argentine-Bolivian song)

I'm going to the carnival
--- (2x)
The Festival of the Humahuaqueno Valley
To sing (with)
The erke, charango and bombo,
To dance at the little carnival
La, la, la, la, la, ---

erke- musical instrument, a long cane tube with a bell-shaped horn at the end. Used like an alpenhorn; the tube 3-5 meters long.
Charango- a small lute, either made from the shell of an armadillo or wood.
Bombo- a drum

The second line says something about a small valley, but cholitá defeats me. The site with translation says only "My little ravine," but something is lacking. Local dialect?

http://www.rogertincknell.com/carnlyrics.html