The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9590   Message #922210
Posted By: Bev and Jerry
30-Mar-03 - 10:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Coplas (Kingston Trio)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coplas (Kingston Trio)
An actual translation of the third verse would be:

The mule that I used to ride is now ridden by my friend
But I do not care because I rode her first

Evidently, this could not be put on a record in the late fifties, at least not if you wanted it played on the radio.

And by the way, this is a traditional song from (we think) Mexico and there are other verses.

Bev and Jerry