The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11049 Message #2630201
Posted By: Genie
12-May-09 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
For what it's worth, I was doing a Cinco De Mayo program last Tuesday and an audience member who spoke fluent Spanish (having learned it as a child in the Phillipines) was singing along with me to the version of Chiapanecas that I posted above here. I figured the lyrics I had found probably weren't all that obscure if a sort of 'randomly selected' Spanish speaker knew them by heart.
Tim, the English lyrics you posted are very similar to the ones that were in my grade school song book back in the 1950s (except our book said "poppies" instead of "peppers," as I recall),