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Origins: SELEMPINO A Spanish Civil War Song?

GeoffLawes 03 Feb 16 - 04:15 AM
MartinRyan 03 Feb 16 - 06:53 AM
MartinRyan 03 Feb 16 - 07:01 AM
GeoffLawes 03 Feb 16 - 12:48 PM
Monique 03 Feb 16 - 02:15 PM
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Subject: Origins: SELEMPINO A Spanish Civil War Song?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 04:15 AM

In the British Sound Archive ,I found a short recording of a song which seems to be called Selempino
HERE
It is sung by Bernard McKenna and the notes about the performer say " Spanish Civil War veteran" Does anyone know anything about this song or the performer? The song is in Spanish but such words as I can understand suggest that it is a military song and I wonder whether it is a song originating in the Spanish Civil War' Does anyone know the whole song and if so what is it about?


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Subject: RE: Origins: SELEMPINO A Spanish Civil War Song?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 06:53 AM

Googling "bernard mckenna spain" produces lots of information on an interesting man. Here's a starter...

Click here

I'll try to chase the song later.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Origins: SELEMPINO A Spanish Civil War Song?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 07:01 AM

This might be worth chasing up if you haven't already heard it?

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Origins: SELEMPINO A Spanish Civil War Song?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 12:48 PM

Thank you MartinRyan for the links which look interesting and I shall explore them more later. My wife has listened to the soundfragment and below I post the words she managed to catch from the song -in case it jogs anyone's memory -but we can't make proper sense of the third line. Any ideas? Could Selempino be a place name? Google produces nothing for me.

Selempino Selempino
Selempino Selempino
Cuando venga la versión adelante el batallón
Selempino Selempino
Selempino Selempino
Selempino Selempino


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Subject: RE: Origins: SELEMPINO A Spanish Civil War Song?
From: Monique
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 02:15 PM

I understood it as "Cuando venga la misión adelante el batallón".


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Subject: RE: Origins: SELEMPINO A Spanish Civil War Song?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 02:57 PM

Thank you Monique - that makes a lot more sense, and when you listen to it it sounds right.


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Subject: RE: Origins: SELEMPINO A Spanish Civil War Song?
From: Monique
Date: 03 Feb 16 - 03:03 PM

It might be understood as "Cuando venga a la misión..." too.
The only thing with "selempino" I came across is there at the very top of the 2012 03 17, 3:16 post; it's a site about the Legion.
"Selempino" (spelled "Selempinó" in the post at the link) can't be found wherever else I checked. I have no idea if there's any pun with "se le empinó" (= it raised [to him]).


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