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This song is the 7th piece of the "Cantata de Santa María de Iquique" that Luis Advis (1935-2004) composed for the group Quilapayún. The theme of the cantata is a historical industrial dispute that ended with the massacre of miners in the northern Chilean city of Iquique in 1907. The work was premiered in July 1970 and recorded about 2 months later. The master tapes were destroyed during the coup and the work was recorded again in 1978.
The Cantata is structured in eighteen parts, which include five stories without music, a prelude and three interludes with music only, two announcements and seven songs, whose rhythms and instrumentalization vary notably to emphasize the theme treated in each song.
VAMOS MUJER (Spanish)

Vamos mujer, partamos a la ciudad,
todo será distinto, no hay que dudar,
no hay que dudar, confía ya vas a ver
porque en Iquique todos van a entender.

Toma mujer, mi manta te abrigará,
ponte al niñito en brazos, no llorará,
no llorará, confía va a sonreír,
le cantarás un canto, se va a dormir.

¿Qué es lo que pasa? dime, no calles más.

Largo camino tienes que recorrer
atravesando cerros, vamos mujer,
vamos mujer, confía que hay que llegar
en la ciudad podremos ver todo el mar.

Dicen que Iquique es grande como un salar
que hay muchas casas lindas, te gustarán,
te gustarán, confía como que hay Dios
allá en el puerto todo va a ser mejor.

¿Qué es lo que pasa? dime, no calles más.

Vamos mujer, partamos a la ciudad,
todo será distinto, no hay que dudar,
no hay que dudar, confía ya vas a ver,
porque en Iquique todos van a entender.
LET'S GO WOMAN

Let's go woman, let's leave for the city
Everything will be different, no need to doubt,
No need to doubt, have faith, you'll soon see
Because in Iquique everyone will understand

Take my blanket woman, it'll keep you warm,
Take the baby in your arms, he won't cry,
He won't cry, have faith, he will smile,
You'll sing him a song he'll go to sleep.

What is wrong? Tell me. Don't stay silent any longer.

You have a long way to go,
Crossing hills, let's go, woman
Let's go, woman, have faith for we must arrive,
In the city, we'll be able to see the whole sea.

They say that Iquique is as big as a salt flat,
That there are many lovely houses, you'll like them,
You will like them, have faith as you do God exists,
There, in the port, everything will be better

What is wrong? Tell me. Don't stay silent any longer.

Let's go woman, let's leave for the city
Everything will be different, no need to doubt
No need to doubt, have faith, you'll soon see
Because in Iquique everyone will understand.
Live rendition 1973, soloist Rodolfo Parada
Live rendition 1981, soloist Guillermo García
Live rendition 1997, soloist Guillermo García
Live rendition 2003, soloist Guillermo García
Live rendition Dos Cantatas - Teatro Caupolicán - 25.05.2017 Soloist: Rubén Escudero (the song starts at 1:25)

The background and the lyrics of the whole work can be found in this PDF (all in Spanish).
You can listen to the whole cantata in this 2003 live rendition (40 min). There are many videos with the recorded version of it.

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