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Lyr Req: Maracas in Caracas (from Roaring Jelly)

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John Foxen 06 Dec 10 - 03:32 PM
Sugwash 06 Dec 10 - 04:23 PM
GUEST,John Foxen 07 Dec 10 - 08:46 AM
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Subject: Lyric required: Maracas in Caracas
From: John Foxen
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 03:32 PM

Anyone got the lyrics to Roaring Jelly's song about Edmundo Ros, Maracas in Caracas?


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Subject: Lyr Add: MARACAS IN CARACAS
From: Sugwash
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 04:23 PM

Maracas in Caracas

I was a lone trans-Atlantic sailor
On a pilgrimage to Venezuela
To visit the land of the boss
The great Edmundo Ros
Now Edmundo is jolly and round
The king of the Latin American sound
Most famous son of Caracas
Most famous pair of maracas

Ch
And I hear maracas in Caracas
In the night clubs and bars
Maracas in Caracas and Spanish guitars
The samba, the rumba and cha-cha-chas
And the pretty señoritas who don't wear no shoes
Maracas in Caracas ay-yi-yi la-la-Laa
Maracas in Caracas ay-yi-yi la-la-laa

To the market place I was taken
By the delicious smell of smoking bacon
But then I nearly have a fit
It was Edmundo being roasted on a spit
So I said to this bloke, "Hey señor
What are they doing this terrible thing for?
Why are they roasting all over
The king of the bossa nova?"

(chorus variation: ...don't wear no eye shadow)

This fellow then explained to me
The orders came from high authority
For the secret police of Caracas
To grab Edmundo and his maracas
The king of the rumba and samba
Was slowly reduced to a smoking ember
For leading the pasodoble-like on coo-coo rajaha
With the president's wife

(chorus variation: ...don't wear no shin pads)

The thing that I wondered was
How could they do that to Edmundo Ros?
The famous king of the rumba
But then I awoke from my slumber

Final chorus:

There were no more maracas in Caracas
In the night clubs and bars
No more maracas in Caracas or Spanish guitars
The sambas, the rumbas and cha-cha-chas
And the pretty señoritas who don't like Brazilians
Maracas and Caracas ay-yi-yi la-la-laa
Maracas in Caracas ay-yi-yi la-la-laa

There you go.


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Maracas in Caracas
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 08:46 AM

Thanks so much Sugwash. Edmundo is 100 not out today. I shall sing this in his honour at the Havering Club tomorrow night. Cheers.


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