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Thread #5940   Message #34089
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Aug-98 - 07:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Adelita
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: FAREWELL, ADELITA (Jack Splittard)
The above version is the one about the revolutionary Adelita. I'm hoping somebody will come up with a translation and a history of that version. I found another version in Sandburg's American Songbag, and I'll post that in a few minutes. I still can't find the Marty Robbins version of what I thought was the Marty Robbins version. Maybe I'm wrong and it was the Kingston Trio. Somebody, please tell me I'm right.... Anyhow, here's the Kingston Trio version:

FAREWELL, ADELITA
by Jack Splittard 1964, Highridge Music Corp.
(recorded by the Kingston Trio)


Adelita, 'tis time we remembered
That only one hour more and I must go
To the hills of Sierra Del Prado
For the glory of our Mexico

Chorus:
Oh, Adelita, promise you'll remember
The happy hours that now have long gone by.
Oh, Adelita, we'll share these tender moments
Adelita, it hurts me when you go.

Adelita, the time is here to leave you
Once again now I'll kiss away your tears
In my heart I will hold you forever
And our love, it will live throughout the years.
Chorus:

MIDI file: ADELITA.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: Adelita
Text: By Jack Splittard
Copyright: Copyright 1960 by Highridge Music Corp
Tempo: 200 (300000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: Eb
TimeSig: 2/2 24 8
Start
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End

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ABC format:

X:1
T:Adelita
M:2/2
Q:1/4=200
K:Eb
E2G2B4|B2G2A4|A2F2G4|B7G|A2B2c4|c2=B2c2=B2|
c2_d2d4|-d8|d8|-d2d2d4|c2B2c4|B2=A2c4|B8|
G2A2B4|=A2B2c4|B2A2G4|-G6G2|F2G2A4|A4A2F2|
G2A2B4|G6G2|F2G2A4|-A2A2A2F2|G2A2B4|-B6B,2|
E2G2B4|B2G2A2G2|A2B2d4|c8|G2A2B4|=A2B2c2c2|
B2A2G4|-G11/2||