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Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists

03 May 02 - 12:50 AM (#703423)
Subject: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: GUEST,Juanita

Any of you catters doing Cinco de Mayo gigs? If so, whatcha playin' an' singin'?

Juanita


03 May 02 - 12:58 AM (#703426)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Audience participation song

Rodriguez the Mexican Pervert (aka Waltz Me Around By My Willie)


03 May 02 - 08:32 AM (#703537)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: GUEST

Contributions to this thread show what a diverse community Mudcat is, eh?


03 May 02 - 09:11 AM (#703564)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: Mary in Kentucky

My daughter's birthday...we'll be doing Happy Birthday.(But not publicly 'cause copyright cops are about.)


03 May 02 - 09:28 AM (#703575)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: GUEST,maryrrf

Juanita, it depends on your audience. Are they Mexican, Mexican American, Hispanic (assorted), or all gringos? I'll be playing at an Irish Pub but I may throw in "Cancion Mixteca" since it is 5 de mayo. If your audience is all gringo, how about something like "Cielito Lindo". It's about as overdone as "Danny Boy" on the Irish circuit but everybody will recognize it. By the way I don't mean "gringo" to be perjorative, just want to distinguish between Latins and "middle Americans" - in terms of whether or not they would understand Spanish lyrics or be familiar with some of the better known Mexican songs.


03 May 02 - 11:07 AM (#703626)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: Barbara Shaw

I did a gig on Cinco de Mayo two years ago, and dedicated one song to the occasion: "One More Miner," which is a song I wrote about my Mexican grandfather who was a miner in the silver and copper mines of Arizona.


04 May 02 - 02:14 AM (#704107)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: Genie

How about "Gracias A La Vida?"

Genie


04 May 02 - 03:28 AM (#704126)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: allie kiwi

'Sólo Le Pido A Dios' is one of my favourites.

Allie


04 May 02 - 07:52 AM (#704164)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: van lingle

"Rancho Grande" is a popular one around San Antonio. Or at least it used to be. vl


04 May 02 - 10:41 AM (#704210)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: bflat

How about "Fernando"

Ellen


04 May 02 - 11:54 AM (#704242)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: GUEST, NOMADman

This may be helpful:

El Mariachi

Regards
John


04 May 02 - 03:08 PM (#704336)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: M.Ted

I like to play "Adelita", Noche De Ronde", and "La Bamba"--Most gringoes think that Cinco De Mayo is the Mexican independence Day, so here is the lowdown, FYI-

What do Mexicans celebrate on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)?

By Eduardo Rojas Vega (erv@ukc.ac.uk)

Having inherited troubled finances, a bankrupt treasury and army after the War of the Reform, Mexican President Benito Juarez declared a two year moratorium on the payment of Mexico's foreign debt. The outcry in Europe was anguished. On Oct 31, 1861, the representatives of Queen Isabella II of Spain, Queen Victoria of Great Britain, and Emperor Napoleon III of France, signed the Convention of London by which the three nations agreed on a joint occupation of the port of Veracruz to collect their claims. The purpose was to occupy the customhouse and apply all customs receipts to the debt. The Convention text stated that their intention was not to impair the right of the Mexican nation to choose and freely constitute the form of its own government.

England and Spain were sincere but France, a month after the Spanish and British withdrawal, brought 4,500 troops and began marching inland on its war of occupation. Their objective was to occupy Mexico City. Gen Latrille, commanding the French troops, was informed that the French would be welcomed with open arms in Puebla (conservative and proclerical just like today), and that the local clergy would shower them with magnolia blooms and would offer a special Te Deum in their honor.

President Juarez assigned the defense of Puebla to Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. Encountering unexpected opposition on May 5, 1862, Latrille attacked recklessly and within 2 hours the French had expended half of their ammunition. The decisive action of the day was carried out by young Brigadier Gen. Porfirio Diaz who later that afternoon repelled a determined assault on Zaragoza's right flank. The invaders, witnesses of more glorious days in Crimea, retreated to lick their wounds in Orizaba.That's how May 5 --Cinco de Mayo-- would be added to the national calendar of holidays!!

The French, after 1 year of preparation, reattacked Puebla and made their way to Mexico City. Maximilian of Habsburg was named Emperor of Mexico attending the invitation of the conservative "Club de Notables" led by Miguel Gutierrez Estrada and Father Francisco Javier Miranda. Although in intention Maximilian was not a monster and acted in ways that the conservatives and clergy criticised (declared free press, proclaimed general amnesty for political prisoners, donned regional costumes, ate local food, and suggested that many priests he met could profit from some basic lessons in Christian charity), he signed the October decree in 1865 by which the death penalty was made mandatory for all captured Juaristas still bearing arms and was to be carried out without appeal within 24 hours of capture.

After Napoleon made the decision to withdraw his troops in early 1867, Maximilian was left in an impossible position. He thought of abdicating his throne but his sense of Hapsburg dignity, and the hope that his wife's pleas to Napoleon, Pope Pius IX, and even Queen Victoria would bring military support again, convinced him not to abdicate. Maximilian took command of the Mexican Imperial Army but quickly found himself surrounded by republican troops. Although plans had been laid for his escape, he surrendered to General Mariano Escobedo on May 15,1867.

The emperor would be tried and the state would request the death penalty. In spite of a rain of pleas for clemency from European Monarchs, New World Presidents and delegations of tearful supplicating women, Juarez remained adamant. On the morning of June 19, 1867, after having received the last sacrament, Maximilian was led to The Cerro de las Campanas, in Queretaro and executed along with Miramon and Mejia, two conservative Mexican officers. As tragic as this event might appear, fifty thousand Mexicans had lost their lives fighting the French.

Many historians say that after the failure of this attempt to tamper with Mexico's sovereignty, Mexican nationalism and self-esteem began to grow perceptibly for the first time in history.

This explanation of the origin of Cinco de Mayo by Eduardo Rojas Vega was reproduced from the Freqently Asked Questions (FAQ) file of the newsgroup soc.culture.mexican. Send questions or comments regarding the FAQ to the moderators of the newsgroup: mendoza-grado@att.com or rjsalvad@iastate.edu


04 May 02 - 07:25 PM (#704468)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: Barbara Shaw

Aviador Carranza - Corrido from 1900's.

There was a thread about this awhile back where I was looking for the melody. Still have not heard this song, but I'm told it was one my grandfather used to sing.


04 May 02 - 07:27 PM (#704469)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: 53

I've never heard of him? What type of music does he play?


05 May 02 - 12:26 AM (#704563)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: GUEST

Mexican Music


05 May 02 - 01:59 AM (#704595)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: M.Ted

Carranza was a Mexican aviator back in the twenties, he had actually flow non-stop solo farther than Lindbergh--the corrido tells his story, which ended when he crashed in New Jersey, trying to fly from NYC to Mexico City--He was, and still is, one of Mexico's greatest heroes--to this day, there is a ceremony at the crash site, which, eerily, is not that far from Lakehurst, where the Hindenburg exploded, only a couple years later--


08 Apr 04 - 11:06 AM (#1157504)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: GUEST,chelsea

please give me the song of cinco de mayo with english and spanish


08 Apr 04 - 11:36 AM (#1157525)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: GUEST

Mary in Kentucky - the Mexican Birthday song is very beautiful. I believe it is called "El Rey David" and I'm still not quite sure what King David has to do with a birthday celebration (someone out there may have an answer). The traditional way to perform the song is to gather outside the bedroom window the the birthday celebrant in the morning and sing it as a serenade. I will post the lyrics (both languages) later as they are not here with me at the present. If anyone can find a link to the music so it can be heard - it would be helpful, too.

Lila Downs and Tish Hinojosa CD's are a good source for Mexican songs - oh yeah! don't forget "Los Super Seven".

Bill C.


08 Apr 04 - 12:45 PM (#1157591)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: Sorcha

1) The ONLY song I found titled Cinco de Mayo was by Liz Phair....talks about breaking up, and a bullet. Don't think that is it.
2) Lyrics for El Rey David:
(No tune found yet)



Estas son las mañanitas
EH-stahs sohn lahs mahn-yah-NEE-tahs
these are the early little mornings


que cantaba el rey David
kay kahn-TAH-bah ehl ray dah-VEED
that King David sang about


y a las muchachas bonitas
ee ah lahs moo-CHAH-chahs boh-NEE-tahs
and to the pretty girls


se las cantaba así
say lahs kahn-TAH-bah ah-SEE
he sang them (to them)like this


despierta chica despierta
deh-SPYAIR-tah CHEE-kah deh-SPYAIR-tah
wake up,girl wake up


mira que ya amaneció
MEE-rah kay yah ah-mah-neh-SYOH
look,it is already dawn


ya los pájaritos cantan
yah lohs PAH-hah-ree-tohs KAHN-tahn
the birds are already singing


ya la luna se escondió
yah lah LOO-nah say eh-skohn-DYOH
the moon has already hidden itself


qué bonitas mañanitas
kay boh-NEE-tahs mahn-yah-NEE-tahs
what pretty early mornings


parece que va a llover
pah-REH-say kay vah ah yoh-VAIR
it looks like it is going to rain


así estaba la mañana
ah-SEE eh-STAH-bah lah mahn-YAH-nah
the morning was like this


cuando yo te fui a ver
KWAHN-doh yo tay fwee ah vehr
when I went to see you


pregunté al de la esquina
preh-goon-TAY ahl day lah eh-SKEE-nah
I asked the man on the corner


si me podría hacer un favor
see may poh-DREE-ah ah-SAYR oon fah-VOHR
if he could do me a favor


de apagar su lucesita
day ah-pah-GAHR soo loo-say-SEE-tah
of turning off his little light


cuando ha pasado mi amor
KWAHN-doh ah pah-SAH-doh mee ah-MOHR
when my love has gone by


y luego yo le digo
ee LWEH-goh yo lay DEE-goh
and then I tell him


le agradezco el favor
lay ah-grah-DEH-skoh ehl fah-VOHR
I thank you for the favor


le agradezco la ayuda
lay ah-grah-DEH-skoh lah ah-YOO-dah
I thank you for the help


ahora me siento mejor
ah-OH-rah may SYEHN-toh meh-HOHR
now I feel better

Found here:http://www.songsforteaching.com/LasMananitas.html


08 Apr 04 - 01:14 PM (#1157610)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Las Mañanitas is commonly sung to wake someone up on the morning of their Saint's Day. A beautiful tune to wake up to.

Ferrara posted it in 1999 in thread 9765, but I believe with some errors (have not checked back). Las Mañanitas


08 Apr 04 - 01:21 PM (#1157616)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

A cute animation, audio and text at: Las Mañanitas

The singing would be more typical a capella.


05 May 08 - 05:19 PM (#2333575)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Have a great Cinco de Mayo holiday!


06 May 08 - 01:52 PM (#2334179)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego

For the most part, our Mexican neighbors and knowledgeable locals find the ubiquitous Cinco de Mayo celebrations a problematic excuse for excess and a huge source of revenue for bars and liquor stores. That said, now that the date has passed, I would like to recommend a source of some gems of Mexican music, in particular, and Latin American tunes in general.

Bud and Travis, in the late 1950's and early 1960's, recorded some beautiful music of that genre. Every album they made contained at least a couple of such songs, but the ultimate statement was their Latin Album, the last they made together. Travis Edmonson grew up on the border, around Nogales and Tucson, Arizona. He was a linguist and anthropology major in college who wrote the only existing dictionary of the Yaqui Indian language. He and Bud Dashiell fell in love with the music of the border and, when they performed it, they made magic. They sounded like natives, not like "gringos."

Travis is still living in Arizona, Bud having passed away some years ago. He has a website with remastered CD's of Bud & Travis available for sale. This is not a sales pitch. But, if you truly enjoy this music, and would like to hear some fine performances of it, it's a good source. Purely acoustic, they used two classical guitars, a guitarron and light percussion in virtually all their songs.


25 Mar 12 - 03:52 PM (#3328740)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: Haruo

How about Spanish Armada songs to sing in Irish Pubs on Hispanophone holidays? (I'm kidding. But I was thinking of Tom Lehrer's "Old Mexico", and, much less objectionably I think, Mike Pryor's "World's Longest Catholic Name".) My buddy Verne has a Cinco de Mayo nursing-home gig and asked me for suggestions. I wonder if anybody in Seattle wrote a song about the "Sinkhole de Mayo" that we had that weekend a few years back, right next to the original Red Robin and under the south end of the University Bridge.


04 May 18 - 02:32 PM (#3922169)
Subject: RE: Help: Cinco De Mayo play lists
From: keberoxu

What better year to look at playlists
than when
Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday?