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Tune Req: Las Gaviotas

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A LA PUERTA DEL CIELO
AMANECER (Daybreak )
CIELITO LINDO
COPLAS
EL RANCHO GRANDE
GRACIAS A LA VIDA
GUANTANAMERA
HAY UNA MUJER DESAPARECIDA
LA GUITARRA
LA QUINCE BRIGADA
LOS CUATROS GENERALES
N-DE COLORES
RIU RIU
SENOR DON GATO
SI ME QUIERES ESCRIBIR
VENGA JALEO
VIVA LA QUINCE BRIGADA


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Gypsy 12 Feb 04 - 01:15 PM
Allan C. 12 Feb 04 - 02:14 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Feb 04 - 02:36 PM
Allan C. 12 Feb 04 - 02:43 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Feb 04 - 03:26 PM
GUEST,ClaireBear 12 Feb 04 - 04:41 PM
Wilfried Schaum 13 Feb 04 - 03:19 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 13 Feb 04 - 01:32 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Feb 04 - 11:35 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Gypsy
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 01:15 PM

Well, once again, since i DONT play by ear, and don't retain it if i do........does anyone have the tadpoles for this tune? Or a direction to head me in? Sure is pretty.......hope the words are nice, i don't speak spanish, and just liked the sound. Thanks, all


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Allan C.
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 02:14 PM

My small smattering of Spanish seems to indicate a pleasant set of lyrics about a "fool" who builds castles in the air. There is a MIDI listed here under the TRADICIONALES heading. If I can figure out chords and such, I'll post them. I can't help at all with the dots.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Allan C.
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 02:29 PM

Okay. Got it. This is essentially a two-chord song. If you were playing in C, you'd switch between C and G7 at the ends of every other phrase. By the way, I just now realized that the (D.P.) next to the MIDI titles translate to mean Public Domain.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 02:36 PM

"Castillos en el Aire" may not be the right song.
There is a Mexican song called "Las Gaviotas," possibly by Gonzalo Hermosa (an arranger?), sung on an album by the Bolivian singer, Zulma Yugar, and sheet music arranged by Ernesto Belloc, available in a collection at Tulane, but nothing else shows up on Google with "Las Gaviotas, cancion."
It seems to be a trad. song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Allan C.
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 02:43 PM

Q, you are quite right. My bad. The MIDI is probably the correct, traditional one; but a fairly deep search for lyrics hasn't revealed anything yet that appears to be traditional.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 03:26 PM

No luck so far, either.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 04:41 PM

Pardon the quick note without links; I'm supposed to be working.

There's apparently a transcription in a songbook by Chris Bruckner: "Mexico -- Canciones Populares." I found this info on a German site, www.chords-online.de. I know nothing about it or the book and don't read German, so...

Flaco Jimenez recorded "Las Gaviotas" on a CD that claims to enclose a lyrics book. It should be available from Arhoolie and elsewhere. Lots of soundbytes on the Web, but alas no lyrics page.

Claire


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 03:19 AM

Go to http://www.chords-online.de/start.htm
Click "Komfortsuche"
In the first field " Wählen Sie das Instrument!" choose -Akustikgitarre
In the field "Welches Medium suchen Sie? Wählen Sie aus!" choose Book
Into the last field "Geben Sie Ihren Suchbegriff ein!" just above the button "Suchen" put Bruckner
Click the button "Suchen" (Search)
You'll find 4 Enries; Click "Details" of the first one and you'll find: [my translation]
Name: Bruckner, Chris
Title: Mexico - Canciones Populares
Demos: [with a click on demo you see a page of La Jesusita]
Contains: Easy arrangements for solo guitar: La jesusita, La cucaracha, Jarabe tapatio, Las gaviotas, El cefiro, La zandunga, Las mananitas, La valentina, Cielito lindo, L
Stile: Folk, Latin
Level: Medium
For: Guitar, acoustical
Notation: Notes
Language: german/english
Pages: -13-
Format: DIN A 4
Publisher: UE         
Book-Nr.: 9505
Delivery: Immediately
Price: 10.20 EU

You may order online or by mail:
Chords Online
Joachim Teich
Lindenstraße 15
85077 Manching
Germany

You have to pay before the item is sent.
They charge you with € 2,50 for postage and packing (above € 30,- free).

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 01:32 PM

Thanks, ClaireBear. Always wanted a cd by Flaco Jimenez; I have ordered the one that contains that song (Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio y Mas!). Hope the booklet is decent; I probably would make a mess of taking the lyrics from the track.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Allan C.
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 01:47 PM

Wonderful, Wilfried!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 01:49 PM

You can order classical guitar sheet music here.
Some kind of sheet music here, (not sure for what instrument)
Use your Edit/Find button on these pages...no dots found on line.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Gypsy
Date: 15 Feb 04 - 08:38 PM

Thanks all!


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Subject: ADD: Las Gaviotas
From: Gypsy
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 10:43 PM

Better late than never.......here's some lyrics!

Las Gaviotas

Que andan haciendo esas gaviotas?
Que andan hanciendo en la orilla del mar?
Andan buscando nidos de amores
Nidos de amores encontraran.

Que bonitoes tener amores
En este mundo que dios formo
Dame un besito, dame un abrazo
Para quedar mas conforem yo

Si quieres, nina, vente conmigo
Y en mi barquilla te llevare
Cuando llegueuemos a la otra orilla
Nuevas canciones te cantare

Boniot brilla tul negro pelo
Como las olas al reventar
Miles de conchas tiene la arena
Mile de perlas tiene la mar

Que dices negra? Porque no me amas
Si eves mi vida, mi bien estar?
Dame un besito, dame un abrazo
Vente conmigo, vamos al mar


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 11:35 PM

Where did you find the lyrics, Gipsy?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Gypsy
Date: 19 Feb 04 - 09:53 PM

Had the lyrics.........were given to me by same friend who sang em at the session. But.........she not got the dots, and that is what i really need. I just don't play by ear that well, and don't retain it when i do. like the written note.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Gypsy
Date: 19 Feb 04 - 09:57 PM

Oh yeah, and here is a translation, kindly given me by Allan! Thank you kindsirshesaid! ain't it purty?




Here is a fairly good, albeit not quite literal translation of the lyrics:


What walk are the seagulls doing?

What movement do they make at the edge of the sea.

They are seeking the nests of their loves

The nests of the loves they have found



How beautiful to have such loves

In this world that God has made

Give me a little kiss, give me a hug

So that I might be like them



If you wish, dear, come with me

And in my boat I'll carry you

When we arrive at the other shore

New songs I'll sing to you



How beautifully your dark skin shines

Like the waves that burst

Thousands of seashells in the sand

Thousands of pearls in the sea



What do you say, black girl? Why don't you love me

If you are my life, my well being?

Give me a little kiss, give me a hug

Come with me, we go to the sea


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Feb 04 - 02:17 PM

Thanks, Gipsy and Allan. The free translation hews close to the meaning of the song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 21 Feb 04 - 06:07 AM

Gypsy - You can find the sheet music in Mrs. J. Luis Baños: Collection of Latin American Sheet Music, 1908 - 1921; 1931 at The Latin American Library, Univ. of Tulane, wherever that may be.
"The Latin American Library, located on the fourth floor of Tulane's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, is one of the world's foremost collections of source materials in Latin American archaeology, anthropology, history, linguistics, art, architecture, film, women's studies, economics and many other subject areas."

To buy from
GUITAR GALLERY MUSIC CATALOG Click to Order 564010960
or (for harp) Melody's Traditional Music & Harp Shoppe

More to be found searching Google with "las gaviotas" "sheet music" (quotation marks essential).

Ejoy your strings
Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Las Gaviotas
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 21 Feb 04 - 06:12 AM

Oh, oh, wrote to hastily to help a guitarrista: Not e-joy, but enjoy (you do play an acoustic guitar, I hope)

Wilfried


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