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Thread #10230   Message #69575
Posted By: Les B
09-Apr-99 - 11:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Joaquin Murrieta
Subject: ADD:Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta
Is it possibly "Corrido De Joaquin Murieta" ?

Here are the words in English from "Songs of the Great American West" - Silber & Robinson

I am not American
But I understand English
I learned it from my brother
Right-side up and up-side-down
And I can make any American
Tremble at my feet

When I was just a little boy
I was left an orphan
Without anybody to love me
My brother was killed
And my wife, Carmelita,
How she was tortured

I came from Hermosillo
In search of gold and riches
The good and simple Indian
I defended fiercely
The sheriffs had put
A good price on my head

I have been in every cafe
Fighting with the Americans
"You then are the captain
Who killed my brother
You caught him unarmed
Proud American"

I was traveling in California
In the year eighteen hundred and fifty
With my pistol in my belt
And the cartridge belt was full
I'm that Mexican
Whose name is Joaquin Murieta

We're going to make a raid,
It will be wild and fast,
With plenty of horses
And a hundred pesos in bills
I'm also bringing with me "Three Fingers"
Who has been a faithful friend