Mudcat Café message #4028299 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167153   Message #4028299
Posted By: Monique
14-Jan-20 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Down on Grandpa's Farm/Mi Chacra
Subject: RE: ADD: Down on Grandpa's Farm/Mi Chacra
In This is Music, Book 3 by William R. Sur, the chorus is "O vas, camarada, vas camarada, o vas, o vas, o vas (twice) = Oh, you go, friend, you go, friend, oh you go, oh you go, oh you go". Btw, the lyrics under the staves are miscut, it's ca/ma/ra/da. And there's no such thing as "camarad" in Spanish.
According to this Wiki page the chorus was borrowed from "La chanson de l'oignon" sung by the grenadiers of Napoleon's Imperial Guard.