The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17477   Message #3196155
Posted By: GUEST
26-Jul-11 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Gracias a la Vida (Violeta Parra)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gracias a la Vida (Violeta Parra)
That is one beautiful song! One my favorites and I'm NOT fluent in Spanish. Joan Baez does a great version of this. Violeta Parra was an activist in Chile and was tortured to death by the ruling government there. Tragic study. Something similar happened recently in Guatemala to another activist ... murdered by the government. Keep the activists in your prayers folks. We NEED them to keep the government under control, even in THIS country ...

Lynn in New Orleans, LA.