The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22462   Message #3280702
Posted By: GUEST,Songbob
27-Dec-11 - 05:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
Subject: RE: Origins: Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
It occurred to me that the song originally asked for here might be one of those "and then..." songs, involving the original "actors," and the one lyric above which tells of the child at her play seems to be the same. But the first "female" version can't be the original Juana, because this singer is a dealer in a gambling house, and the original Americano cowboy parts from Juana at her house, it would seem.

Though, come to think of it, the place where they 'said one swift good-bye' isn't really specified, is it. Hmmmm... it looks like someone maybe has that same "so, what happens next?" itch I sometimes get. It can make for interesting songs. Perhaps this is one.

But I don't think so -- the 'moonlight on the patio; old senora nodding near' verse puts the original Juana as too sheltered to be a dealer in a gambling hall. Sigh! Too bad. It could make an interesting coupling of songs.