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Origins: El Condor Pasa

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Rapparee 24 Oct 03 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,Dale 24 Oct 03 - 06:21 PM
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BanjoRay 24 Oct 03 - 08:27 PM
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GUEST,Volgadon 04 Feb 08 - 08:50 AM
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GUEST,Condor Pasa is Inca. 14 Oct 08 - 11:56 AM
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Subject: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 06:05 PM

Does anyone know the origin of the South American folksong "El Condor Pasa"? Among others, Simon & Garfunkel recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 06:21 PM

Check into version by Marie Laforêt, Sur Le Chemin Des Andes. I understand her version predated that of S&G. Most references will be in French!


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 06:31 PM

I should have said that I'm asking for a friend of mine from Bolivia.


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 07:11 PM

DAMN! I should have known to DT it first!!! Sorry 'bout that.


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: BanjoRay
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 08:27 PM

I thought it was the Peruvian National Anthem - I saw the palace guard at the president's pad in Lima playing it while goosestepping around the yard.
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: masato sakurai
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 09:34 PM

See this previous thread:

EL CONDOR PASA


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 08:50 AM

I found a good youtube of it in Hebrew, from a performance given during the 73 War by the Parvarim. Yes, before anyone asks, the lyrics are translated from the S&G version. I make no apolgoies for it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 09:38 PM

You can find several youtubes on it, just do a search on that site.
One thing you will notice is that there is a pretty large-scale argument going on between the Bolivian and Peruvian communities over whose it is.

I say it is an Andean tune, culturally Quechua, which makes it transnational.


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: GUEST,Condor Pasa is Inca.
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 11:56 AM

The condor pasa is a quechua tune from the Inca's time...Now you have to remember that the Incas empire (Peru) also included parts of present-day Ecuador, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northwest Argentina....Where exactly was created, i guess nobody will ever know bcs the Argntinans or Chilean can also argue that is their.


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 12 Feb 16 - 01:01 PM

I can't find my post, also can't find many of the comments that I found a few minutes ago....any advice/


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Subject: RE: Origins: El Condor Pasa
From: GUEST,Stringalong Guest
Date: 12 Feb 16 - 01:10 PM

Here are verses I worked out from the original Spanish to English translation. The teacher of my Latin Songs class says the translation is completely accurate. I don't know who the author of these lyrics is. Thanks to everyone else here who posted their workouts of the lyrics, too.

Before the song, I give this brief history and explanation of some of the words/places in the song.

This mournful song is about the near-disappearance of the sacred Andean Condor, now an endangered species. It has wingspan 10 feet, the largest land bird in the world. The final verse refers to Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu, located in Peru situated in the Cusco Region. There is a Temple do Condor there. The music was written in 1913 by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles, and based on traditional Andean folk tunes. The original lyrics are by Julio Baudouin. There are now about 400 of versions of the melody and about 300 sets of lyrics, including Paul Simon's lyrics, which are unrelated to the condor.   This song is now considered the second national anthem of Peru.


Lyrics in rhythm:

El Condor pasa – The Condor Passes

Original instrumental version YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eGnOM7YCg

Intro: [I use Mandolin tremolo and melody from original tune]

Oh majestic condor of the An….des
take me home, in the An…..des,
oh condor,
oh condor,
oh condor.

I want-to go back to-my beloved-land and live..
with my Inca bro…thers, with my Inca sisters,
that's what I yearn….for
oh-condor
oh condor,
oh condor.

In Cusco, at the main square…in the town,
wait for me
so that we….can go….
for a stroll
in Machu-Picchu y-Huayna Pi…cchu
oh-condor
oh condor,
oh condor.

[Instrumental ending as in original instrumental version]


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