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Need help with songs about 'The Border'

GUEST,BigDaddy 22 Jun 10 - 12:42 AM
Amergin 22 Jun 10 - 12:52 AM
GUEST,mg 22 Jun 10 - 01:59 AM
GUEST,Gene 22 Jun 10 - 02:09 AM
Amergin 22 Jun 10 - 02:10 AM
GUEST,BigDaddy 22 Jun 10 - 03:47 PM
SINSULL 22 Jun 10 - 03:51 PM
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Subject: Need help with songs about 'The Border'
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 12:42 AM

I'm compiling a list of songs that are either about the border between the US and Mexico, or tell stories that take place in the general region. I'm trying to have enough to get me through a three hour gig. Right now what I have/am working on includes 'Across the Border' (Springsteen), 'Across the Borderline' (Cooder), 'Cancion Mixteca' (Alavez), 'Deportee' (Guthrie), 'Mazatlan' (Stewart), 'Pancho and Lefty' (Van Zandt), 'Pour Me Another Tequila, Sheila' (Bare), 'Seven Spanish Angels' (Setson, Seals), 'Spanish Is the Loving Tongue' (Clark). They can be serious, funny, whatever. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Need help with songs about 'The Border'
From: Amergin
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 12:52 AM

Tom Russell's Who's Gonna Build Your Wall.

Another good song of his is California Snow.


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Subject: RE: Need help with songs about 'The Border'
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 01:59 AM

El Paso..doesnt he cross the border only to die?

Bill Gallagher has a great song..not sure exactly the theme but it rings a bell. Has a woman
s name..Maria Elena??

Well, I will have to think more. mg


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Subject: RE: Need help with songs about 'The Border'
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 02:09 AM

humurous you say...

how about 'Sneakin' things across the border"

and "goodbye texas, hello mexico"

Lalo Guererro did some novelty tunes AKA Ben Colder style..

"Parodies of Lalo Guerrero" (AMB-100):
(with David Hidalgo and Conrad Lozano of Los Lobos)

Lucila+ (Lucille)
No Way Jose* [comic]Tacos for Two+ (Cocktails for Two), (3rd version)
There's No Tortillas+ (O Solo Mio)
Pancho Lopez+ (The Ballad of Davy Crockett), (2nd version)), (3rd version)
Don't Drink the Water+ (Zacazonapan)
I Left My CarT In San Francisco+ (I Left

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Subject: RE: Need help with songs about 'The Border'
From: Amergin
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 02:10 AM

Another good song by Tom Russell is Gaillo Del Ciallo.


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Subject: RE: Need help with songs about 'The Border'
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 03:47 PM

@ Amergin: Wow! Thanks for the tip on Tom Russell's 'Who's Gonna Build Your Wall.' I haven't laughed and cried during the course of one song in I don't know when. Maybe never. I love it. Also enjoyed California Snow & Gallo del Cielo. Will look for the others. Thanks, all. Can't find Bill Gallagher anywhere. Different spelling maybe?


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Subject: RE: Need help with songs about 'The Border'
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 03:51 PM

South of the Border (Down Mexico way)

AY yah yah yaaaaaaa
Ay yah yah yahhhhhhhhh

Pretty song.


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