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Lyr Add: The Ballad of Joe Arpaio

Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Mar 09 - 02:24 PM
Desert Dancer 16 Mar 09 - 06:21 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Mar 09 - 07:27 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Mar 09 - 07:32 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: The Ballad of Joe Arpaio
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 02:24 PM

Lyr. Add: THE BALLAD OF JOE ARPAIO
Lyrics: Saul Linares

1
Voy a cantarles un corrido a los presentes,
que le compuse a Joe Arpaio de Arizona,
un sinverguenza, desgraciado, anti-inmigrante,
que se ha ganado el repudio de toda la gente.
2
Es un sheriff que está gastando mucha plata,
mucho dinero que paga el contribuyente,
Arpaio mete preso al inmigrante
porque el dice que son unos delicuentes,
pero tan sólo buscan un trabajo decente
que en su pais ellos no lo han encontrado
y sin sentido y sin rasón aparente
por una calle encandenados pos paseaba
3
Ya los latinos de Arpaio están muy organizados
no tienen miedo ni al sheriff, ni policía,
a Joe Arpaio le dicen y le repiten
sos criminal debarias estar preso.

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I wil sing a corrido to all those present
that I wrote for Joe Arpaio from Arizona,
a shameless, disgraceful immigrant hater
who has earned the repudiation of the people.

[Arpaio is a sheriff who wastes much money,
much money paid by taxpayers,]
Arpaio jails the immigrants
because he says they are crooks
but they are only looking for a decent job
that they haven't found in their own country
And without any apparent sense or reason
he paraded them in chains down the street.

Latinos are tired [of Arpaio],
Immigrants, who are very organized,
don't fear the sheriff or the police.
They say to Joe Arpaio and they say it again:
You're a criminal and should be in jail.

Translation by Eduardo Porter [revised by poster].
The New York Times, March 16, 2009. Article in NY Times, March 15, 2009, by Lawrence Downes.
Saul Lineares originally was from El Salvador; currently he is a union organizer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ballad of Joe Arpaio
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 06:21 PM

Arizona has produced an disproportionate number of embarrassing characters in public offic in the 25 years I been here...

:-(

~ Becky in Tucson
"Viva Baja Arizona!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ballad of Joe Arpaio
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 07:27 PM

Worth watching on youtube, although the crowd noise drowns out El Tri. "Chingue a su madre Arpaio y Napolitano."

El Tri


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ballad of Joe Arpaio
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 07:32 PM

The link didn't quite get there, but in the youtube search, put El Tri (en Phoenix) of Chingue a su madre.


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