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Thread #9765   Message #1786427
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
18-Jul-06 - 11:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Las Mananitas (Mexican birthday song)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Mananitas (Mexican wedding song)
Rey (King) David is a reference to King David, of the biblical story.
David was the second king of Israel (about 1000 B. C.) and legend says music played an important part at the court. According to biblical legend, David played the harp. He also killed the Philistine, Goliath. All these stories are based on biblical references.

I am reminded of the line in the spiritual- "Little David, play on your harp,...."