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HIGHWAY PATROL

  1. Intro (Carrizo Springs)
  2. Flor sin retoño
  3. Highway patrol
  4. Buscando mi amor
  5. Blackjack county chains
  6. El Pescador
  7. Walking after midnight
  8. Drinking my dinner
  9. La reina del dolor
  10. Cowboy Man
  11. Torpedo Run
  12. Which way does that old pony run?
  13. Desperado
  14. Canción del Mariachi
  15. Steel guitar rag
  16. About life in prison
  17. Folsom prison blues
  18. Volver, volver
  19. That's how I got to Memphis
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Flor sin retoño

(Juan Yassón)

Sembré una flor sin interés,
yo la sembré para ver si era formal.
A los tres días que la dejé sin regar
al volver ya estaba seca, ya no quizó retoñar,
al volver ya estaba seca, ya no quizó retoñar.

Yo la regaba con agua que cae del cielo
y la regaba con lágrimas de mis ojos.
Mis amigos me dijeron:
"Ya no riegues esa flor,
esa flor ya no retoña, tiene muerto el corazón
esa flor ya no retoña, tiene muerto el corazón."

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Highway patrol

(Red Simpson)

I got a star on my car and one on my chest,
a gun on my hip and the right to arrest.
I'm the guy who's the boss on this highway,
so watch out what you're doin' when you're drivin' my way.
If you break the law, you'll hear from me, I know,
I'm workin' for the state, I'm the Highway Patrol.

Well, you'll know me when you see me, 'cause my door's painted white,
with my siren a-screamin' and my flashin' red light.
I work all day and I work all night,
just to keep law and order, tryin' to do what's right.
If I write you out a ticket, then you'd better drive slow,
I'm doin' my job, I'm the Highway Patrol.

Ref.:
I'm the Highway Patrol, the Highway Patrol,
my hours are long, and my pay is low.
But I'll do my best to keep you driving slow,
I'm doin' my job, I'm the Highway Patrol.

If you're drivin' to fast like you shouldn't do,
you can bet your boots, I'm comin' after you.
If you want to race then get on a race track,
if you try to run away I'm gonna bring you back,
I'm here to keep the speeders driving slow,
I'm doin' my job, I'm the Highway Patrol.

Ref.

If I write you out a ticket, then you'd better drive slow,
I'm doin' my job, I'm the Highway Patrol.
If you break the law, you'll hear from me, I know,
I'm workin' for the state, I'm the Highway Patrol.

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Buscando mi amor

(Jesús Guadalupe Ojeda)

De Veracruz a Manzanillo
de Zacatal a Oposol
de Apatzingán a Hermosillo
estoy buscando mi amor.

Perdí toda mi riqueza
mi familia mi honor
nada más gané tristeza
estoy buscando mi amor.

Del continente al océano
del ártico al ecuador
en la sierra, en el llano
estoy buscando mi amor.

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Blackjack County chain

(Red Lane)

I was sittin' beside the road in Blackjack County,
not knowing that the sheriff paid a bounty
for men like me that didn't have a penny to their names.
So he locked my leg in thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chain.

And all we had to eat was bread and water
and each day we had to build that road a mile and a quarter.
And a black snake whip would cut our backs when some poor fool complained.
But we couldn't fight back wearin' 35 pounds of Blackjack County chain.

And then one night while the sheriff was a-sleepin'
we all gathered round him slowly creepin'.
And heaven help me to forget that night in the pouring rain
when we beat him death with the thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chain.

Now the whip marks have all healed and I am thankful
that there's nothing but a scar around my ankle.
But most of all I'm glad no man will be a slave again
to a black snake whip and thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chain,
to a black snake whip and thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chain.
Blackjack County chain
Blackjack County chain

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El Pescador

(Lorenzo Barcelata)

El pescador se hizo a la mar,
lleva en su alma una dulce ilusión,
contento va, porque al remar,
piensa en su amada que en tierra dejó.

Boga Marinero, boga ya,
se perdió de vista el malecón
y su vela blanca sobre el mar,
será su ultimo adios.

De Veracruz, vengo hasta aquí
linda jarocha a cantar mi pregón
de Veracruz, vengo hasta aquí
linda jarocha a cantar mi pregón.

Traigo huachinango cómprelo,
pulpo fresquecito y camarón,
pero en el anzuelo de tu amor
cayó mi corazón.

De Veracruz yo vengo, yo vengo de Veracruz
pero en el anzuelo de tu amor
cayó este pobre corazón.
De Veracruz yo vengo, yo vengo de Veracruz.
Dime que me diste con tu amor mi negrita
que se rindió mi corazón.
De Veracruz yo vengo, yo vengo de Veracruz
pero en el anzuelo de tu amor jarochita
cayó este pobre pescador.

De Veracruz, vengo hasta aquí
linda jarocha a cantar mi pregón
de Veracruz, vengo hasta aquí
linda jarocha a cantar mi pregón.

Traigo huachinango cómprelo,
jaiba fresquecita y camarón
pero en el anzuelo de tu amor
cayó mi corazón.

De Veracruz yo vengo, yo vengo de Veracruz
pero en el anzuelo de tu amor
cayó este pobre corazón.
De Veracruz yo vengo, yo vengo de Veracruz.
Dime que me diste con tu amor mi negrita
que se rindió mi corazón.
De Veracruz yo vengo, yo vengo de Veracruz
pero en el anzuelo de tu amor nene
cayó este pobre pescador.
De Veracruz yo vengo, yo vengo de Veracruz.

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Walking after midnight

(Don Hecht, Alan Block)

I go out walking after midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just like we used to do
I go out walking after midnight
Searching for you

I walk for miles along the highway
Now that's just my way
Of saying I love you
I go out walking after midnight
Searching for you

I stop to see a weeping willow
Crying on his pillow
Maybe he's crying for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me
I'm lonesome as I can be

I go out walking after midnight
Out in the starlight
Just a-hopin' you may be
Somewhere a-walkin' after midnight
Searching for me

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Drinking my dinner

(Stefan Hiss)

I was looking for a place to drink my dinner
where no one cares how much I drink and why.
And now im sitting in this dark cantina,
I ain't cryin', it's just the smoke that hurts my eyes

I'm drinking to forget
but it ain't happened yet
but the good Lord knows I try.

The first course is an double shot of bourbon,
the second is a double shot of rye.
And then I have whatever's on the menu
as long as it is wet and makes me high.

I can't recall the last time I was sober,
can't recall the time I didn't wanna die.
So now I raise my glass and drink to the ignorant
who still believe that love is not a lie.

I'm drinking to forget
but it ain't happened yet
but when it's breakfast time I'll have another try.

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La reina del dolor

(Jesús Guadalupe Ojeda, Sol Bruguera)

Eres la helada y el granizo, la razón de mi furor,
la sequía y el diluvio, eres la reina del dolor.
La sequía y el diluvio, la reina del dolor.

Eres el moho y la putridez, el parásito malhechor,
la razón de mi sufrimiento, eres la reina del dolor.
La razón de mi sufrimiento, la reina del dolor.

Siento los clavos y las espinas, la espada en mi corazón,
el azote y el flagelo, eres la reina del dolor.
El azote y el flagelo, la reina del dolor.

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Cowboy Man

(Lyle Lovett)

She wore glass slippers, she held her head up high,
she had that sparkle at her feet and that twinkle in her eye.
She smiled at me and I wondered why.
She said I'm looking for a cowboy to take me for a ride.

And he can rope me on the prairie
and he can ride me on the plain
and I will be his Cinderella
if he'll be my cowboy man.

She said I've got a 40-gallon stetson hat with a 38-foot brim
and we can dance around the outside baby 'til we both fall in.

And you can rope me on the prairie
and you can ride me on the plain
and I will be your Cinderella
if you'll be my cowboy man.

No, I ain't never been no cowboy but heaven knows I try.
I'm gonna sit here riding tall in my saddle
with my Cinderella by my side.

And I can rope her on the prairie
and I can ride her on the plain
and she will be my Cinderella
if I'll be her cowboy man.

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Which way does that ole pony run?

(Lyle Lovett)

When I was a very young man
I was a cowboy
The best in the land
But then she settled me down
With a touch of her hand
And I'm begging you mister, please
Please tell me if you can

Ref.:
Which way does that old pony run?
Which way does that old pony run?
And how much is that saddle?
And a straight shooting gun?
Which way does that old pony run?

Now a young girl
She don't know when she's lying
But a woman
Great God she knows how it's done
So mama before I go
There's just one thing on my mind
Which way does that old pony run

Ref.

Now this good life you know I must leave
Your new car
And your color TV
Because what's riches to you
Just ain't riches to me
And if you're staying out here
Then I'm headed back east

Ref.

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Desperado

(Stefan Hiss)

I became a desperado
on the day they took my land.
I've been robbing, I've been killing
and I dealt in contraband.

My job is hard and dirty
but I'm good at what I do.
I'm an enemy of many
but a friend of very few.

Ay, ay, ay, ay,
ay, ay, ay, ay!
I will be a desperado until the day I die.

A 50'000 dollars
is the bounty on my head.
Many men have tried to find me
but every one of them is dead.

There is money to be stolen,
there are throats that will be cut
and wherever I'm travelling
there are tears and there is blood.

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Canción del Mariachi

(César Rosas)

Soy un hombre muy honrado,
que me gusta lo mejor,
a mujeres no me falta,
ni el dinero, ni el amor.

En mi caballo
por la sierra yo me voy,
las estrellas y la luna
ellas me dicen donde voy.

Ref.:
¡Ay, ay, ay, ay!
¡Ay, ay mi amor!
¡Ay mi morena,
de mi corazon!

Me gusta cantar el huapango
tocar el acordeón.
Los Torpedoes me acompañan
quando canto my cancion.

Me gusta tomar mis copas,
aguardiente es lo mejor
Tambien el tequila blanco
con su sal le da sabor

Ref.

Me gusta tocar trompeta
y a él acordeón.
Los Torpedoes me acompañan
quando canto my cancion.

Me gusta tomar mis copas,
aguardiente es lo mejor.
Tambien el tequila reposado
con su sal le da sabor.

Ref.

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Folsom prison blues

(John R. Cash)

I hear the train a-comin', it's rolling round the bend
and I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,
cause I'm stuck in Folsom Prison, time keeps draggin' on
but this train keeps on rollin' on down to San Antone.

When I was just a baby my mama told me: Son,
always be a good boy, don't you ever play with guns.
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
When I hear that whistle blowin' I lay my head and cry.

Well I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car
and they're probably drinkin' coffee and smoking big cigars.
But I, but I know I had it coming, I know I just can't be free
but those people keep on movin' and that's what tortures me.

Well if they'd free me from this prison,
and that railroad train was mine
I guess I'd move it all a little farther down the line.
Far from Folsom prison, this is where I want to stay
and I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away.

And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away.

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Volver, volver

(Fernando Z. Maldonado)

Este amor apasionado
anda todo alborotado por volver.
Voy camino a la locura
y aunque todo me tortura, yo sé querer.

Nos dejamos hace tiempo
pero se llegó el momento de perder,
y tú tenias mucha razón
le hago caso al corazón
y me muero por volver.

Y volver, volver, volver
a tus brazos otra vez
llegaré hasta donde estés
yo sé perder, yo sé perder
quiero volver, volver, volver.

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That's how I got to Memphis

(Tom T. Hall)

If you love somebody enough
you'll follow wherever they go.
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

If you love somebody enough
you'll go where your heart wants to go.
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

I know if you'd seen her you'd tell me 'cause you are my friend.
And I've got to find her and find out the trouble she's in.

Now if you tell me that she's not here
I'll just follow the trail of her tears.
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

She would get mad and she used to say
that she'd go back to Memphis someday.
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

I've got to find her and tell her that I love her so.
And I'll never rest 'til I find out why she had to go.

I haven't eaten a bite
or slept for three days and nights.
That's how I got to Memphis
That's how I got to Memphis

Thank you for your precious time,
forgive me if I start to cry.
That's how I got to Memphis

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MEXICALI-MILWAUKEE

  1. Introducción
  2. Señor Blues
  3. La feria de San Marcos
  4. Amor perdido
  5. Sad songs and waltzes
  6. Guacamole
  7. Flor silvestre
  8. La palma de mi mano
  9. Que nadie sepa mi sufrir
  10. Big river
  11. Obsesión
  12. Contrabando y traición
  13. Ships go out
  14. Smoke, smoke, smoke
  15. Siboney
  16. What's made Milwaukee famous
  17. San Luis del Norte
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Señor Blues

(Horace Silver)

Señor Blues is what they call him,
way down Mexicali way.
Señoritas fallin' for him,
with the hope that he would stay.
By the time that they love him,
Señor Blues done gone away.

Well he's tall and good lookin'
and he always knows just what to say.
Yeah he's tall and good lookin'
and he always knows just what to say.
By the time that they love him,
Señor Blues done gone away.

Ay ay ay, I don't know why!
Ay ay ay, I'm a wandering guy!
Ay ay ay, with no one girl to lay my head by.

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La feria de San Marcos

(Juan S. Garrido)

A la feria de San Marcos del mérito Aguascalientes
van llegando los valientes con su gallo copetón.
Y lo traen bajo del brazo al sonar de la partida
pa' jugarse hasta la vida con la fe en un espolón.

Linda la pelea de gallos con su público bravero,
con sus chorros de dinero y los gritos del gritón.
Retozandonos el gusto no se sienten ni las horas
con tequila y cantadoras que son puro corazón!

Ay, fiesta bonita!,
Hasta el alma grita
con todas sus fuerzas:
¡Viva Aguascalientes!
¡Viva!
¡Que su feria es un primor!

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Amor perdido

(Pedro Flores)

Amor perdido, si como dicen es cierto
que vives dichosa sin mi.
Sigue dichosa, quizá otros brazos
te den la fortuna que yo no te di.

Hoy me convenzo, que por tu parte
nunca fuiste mía ni yo para ti
ni tú para mi, ni yo para ti,
todo fue un juego, no mas que en la apuesta
yo puse y perdi.

Fue un juego y yo perdi, esa es mi suerte,
pago porque soy buen jugador.
Tu vives mas feliz, esa es tu suerte,
que mas pueda decirte un trovador.

Sigue tranquila, no es necesario que
cuando tú pases me digas adios.
No estoy herido, y por mi madre
que no me aborrezco ni guardo rencor.

Por el contrario, junto contigo le doy
un aplauso al placer y al amor...
que viva el placer, que viva el amor.
Ahora soy libre, quiero a quien me quiera
¡que viva el amor!

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Sad songs and waltzes

(Willie Nelson)

I'm writing a song all about you,
a true song, as real as my tears.
But you've no need to fear it 'cause no one will hear it,
sad songs and waltzes ain't selling this year.

I'll tell all about how you cheated
I'd like for the whole world to hear
I'd like to get even with you 'cause you're leavin'
But sad songs and waltzes ain't selling this year

It's a good thing that I'm not a star,
you don't know how lucky you are
Though my record may say it, no one will play it
Sad songs and waltzes ain't selling this year

It's a good thing that I'm not a star,
you don't know how lucky you are
Though my record may say it, no one will play it
Sad songs and waltzes ain't selling this year

But you've no need to fear it 'cause no one will hear it
Sad songs and waltzes ain't selling this year

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Guacamole

(Kevin Johansen)

Sittin' on a bencho, waitin' for the teco guacamole
Carne con frijole', carne con frijole...
Waitin' for the sun to shine, hopin' for the chicken yakisoba
Hope there's some left over, hope there's some left over

Ay, mami, qué está haciendo, dónde va?
Ay, papi, no sé, pero vete ya!
Even when the pompan takin' on a holey, guacamole

Samarranch, Havelange, Copa Mundo, UEFA de la FIFA
Just like Queen Latifah, hope she got some reefah
Solitaire, happiness, joie de vivre just' a like Lola
Hope she' there sola, hope she' there sola

Ay, mami, qué está haciendo, dónde va?
Ay, papi, no sé, pero vete ya!
Even when the pompan takin' escabeche, café con leche!

Vamos a comer a lo de Beto, que nos hizo guacamole!
Carne con frijole', carne con frijole'!
Cuchufrito, habichuela, hot tamale, trucha al escabeche,
Con café con leche, con café con leche...
Chimichurri, zucundún con chequendengue, Caraguatatuba
Y uma caipiruva, y uma caipiruva...
Un poquito de manteca, cuatro cucharada e' milanesa
Queso con frambuesa, pongan bien la mesa!

Boca Juniors, River Plate, Chacarita, Diego Maradona
Diego no perdona, Diego no perdona
Solitaire, happiness, joie de vivre, just a like a Lola
Hope she there a sola, hope she there a sola...

Ay, mami que esta haciendo, donde va?
Ay, papi, no sé, pero vete ya!
Even when the pompan takin' on a lilly
Don't be so silly

Guacamole, si Señor!

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Flor silvestre

(Cuates Castilla)

Flor silvestre y campesina, flor sencilla y natural
nadie te cree una flor fina por vivir junto al nopal.
No eres rosa, no eres lírio, mucho menos flor de lís.
Tu perfume es mi martirio Y con él me haces feliz.

Solo tú mi flor silvestre
Hubo en la tierra un amor
Nunca supo de la suerte
Y sí mucho del dolor.

Flor humilde, flor del campo, que engalanas el zarzal,
yo te brindo a tí mi canto, florecita angelical.
Mientras duermes en el suelo te protege el matorral
y el cardillo y cornizuelo forma tu valla nupcial.

Siempre has sido mi esperanza
Linda flor espiritual
Yo te he dado mi confianza
Florecita del zarzal.

Solo a ti mi flor silvestre

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La palma de mi mano

(Stefan Hiss, Sol Bruguera / Wintrup Musik)

Mujer yo te conozco como la palma de mi mano
yo sé que me amas y en ti yo estaré.

Mujer yo te conozco como la palma de mi mano
todo mi cariño yo te brindaré.

Mujer yo te conozco como la palma de mi mano
y solo Dios sabe sin ti no hay amor

Mujer yo te ofrezco todo un cielo estrellado
no dejes mi vida mi amor por el de él.

Mujer yo te conozco como la palma de mi mano.

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Que nadie sepa mi sufrir

(Ángel Cabral, Enrique Dizeo)

No te asombres si te digo lo que fuiste
Una ingrata con mi pobre corazón
Porque el fuego de tus lindos ojos negros
Alumbraron el camino de otro amor

Y pensar que te adoraba ciegamente
Que a tu lado como nunca me sentí
Y por esas cosas raras de la vida
Sin el beso de tu boca yo me vi

Amor de mis amores alma mía que me hiciste?
Que no puedo consolar me sin poder me contemplar
Ya pagaste mal mi cariño tan sincero
Sólo conseguirá que no te nombre nunca más

Amor de mis amores si dejaste de querer me
No hay cuidado que la gente de esto no se enterará
Que gano con decir que tu amor cambió mi suerte
Se burlarán de mi que nadie sepa mi sufrir.

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Big river

(John R. Cash)

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry,
And I showed the clouds
how to cover up a clear blue sky.
And the tears I cried for that woman
are gonna flood you Big River.
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die.

Well I met her accidentally in St. Paul (Minnesota).
And it tore me up every time I heard
her drawl, southern drawl.
But then I heard my dream was back
downstream cavortin' in Davenport,
And I followed you, Big River, when you called.

Then you took me on to St. Louis later on (down the river).
A freighter said she's been here
but she's gone, boy, she's gone.
I found her trail in Memphis,
but she just walked up the block.
She raised a few eyebrows and then
she went on down alone.

Now, won't you batter on down to Baton Rouge,
River Queen, roll it on.
Now take that woman on down
to New Orleans, New Orleans.
Go on, I've had enough; dump my blues down in the gulf.
She loves you, Big River, more than me.

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry.
And I showed the clouds
how to cover up a clear blue sky.
And the tears I cried for that woman
are gonna flood you Big River.
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die.

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Obsesión

(Pedro Flores)

Por alto esté el cielo en el mundo,
por hondo que esté el mar profundo;
no habrá una barrera en el mundo,
que un amor profundo no pueda romper.

Amor es el pan de la vida,
amor es la copa divina;
amor es un algo sin nombre,
que obsesiona un hombre por una mujer.

Estoy obsesionado contigo,
y el mundo es testigo de mi frenesí;
y por más que se oponga el destino,
serás para mí.

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Contrabando y traición

(Ángel González)

Salieron de San Isidro, procedentes de Tijuana
Traian las llantas del carro repletas de hierba mala

Eran Emilio Varela y Camelia la tejana
Pasaron por San Clemente los paró la inmigración
Les pidió sus documentos, les dijo...¿De donde son?
Ella era de San Antonio, una hembra de corazón

Cuando una hembra quiere a un hombre
por él puede dar la vida
Pero hay que tener cuidado si esa hembra se siente herida
La traición y el contrabando son cosas incompartidas

A Los Angeles llegaron, pa' Hollywood se pasaron
En un callejón oscuro las cuatro llantas cambiaron
Ahí entregaron la hierba y al momento les pagaron.

Emilio dice a Camelia hoy te das por despedida
Con la parte que te toca tu puedes rehacer tu vida
Yo me voy pa' San Francisco con la dueña de mi vida

Sonaron siete balazos, Camelia a Emilio mataba
La policia solo halló una pistola tirada
Del dinero y de Camelia nunca más se supo nada.

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Ships go out

(Tom T. Hall)

Ships go out, see them every day
ships go out, watch them sail away
on the decks I see my smiling friends
Ships go out but they never do come in

Ships go out, watch them disappear
ships go out, they leave me standing here
I don't know is that where life begins
Ships go out but they never do come in

Life is cheap it never seems to last
Life is free it seems to go to fast
On the shore I tell the idle wind
Ships go out but they never do come in

Ships go out onto the sea so high
Ships go out beneath an endless sky
On the shore is where their stories end
Ships go out but they never do come in

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Smoke, smoke, smoke

(Tex Williams, Merle Travis)

Now I'm a fellow with a heart of gold
the ways of a gentleman I've been told,
the kind of a guy that wouldn't even harm a flea.
But if me and a certain character met
that guy that invented that cigarette
I'd murder that son of a gun in a first degree.

Now it ain't because I don't smoke myself
I don't reckon they can harm my health,
smoked them all my life and I ain't dead yet.
But nicotine slaves are all the same
at a pettin’ party or a poker game:
everythin's gotta stop when they have that cigarette

Ref.:
Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette,
puff, puff, puff and if you smoke yourself to death,
tell St Peter at the Golden Gate
that you hate to make him wait
but you just gotta have that cigarette

Now at a game of chance the other night,
ol' Dame Fortune was a doin' me right,
kings and queens just kept on comin' round.
Now I had a full and I betted high
but my bluff didn't work on a certain guy,
he just kept on raisin' and layin' that money down

Now he'd raise me and I'd raise him
and I sweated blood I had to sink or swim.
He finally called and then didn't raise the bet.
I said “aces full pal, how about you?”
He said “I'll tell you in a minute or two
but right now I gotta have another cigarette.”

Ref.

Now the other night I had a date
with the cutest girl in the fifty states,
a highbred up-town social little dame.
She said she loved me and it seemed to me
that things were just like they oughta be
and hand in hand we strolled down Lover's Lane.

She looked oh so nice with her bedroom eyes
and the pettin' party was a goin' real nice.
Heaven help me and I think I'd been there yet
So I gave her a hug and a little squeeze
but she just said “excuse me please
I just gotta have another cigarette.”

Ref.

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Siboney

(Ernesto Lecuona)

Siboney, yo te quiero, yo me muero por tu amor.
Siboney, en tu boca la miel puso su dulzor.
Ven a mi que te quiero
y que todo tesoro es solo para mi.
Siboney, al arrullo de la calma pienso en ti.

Siboney, de mis sueños si no oyes la queja de mi voz.
Siboney, si no vienes me moriré de amor.
Siboney, de mis sueños te espero con ansias en mi caney.
Porque tú eres el sueño de mi amor, Siboney.

Oye el eco de mi canto de cristal.

Siboney, de mis sueños si no oyes la queja de mi voz.
Siboney, si no vienes me moriré de amor.
Siboney, de mis sueños te espero con ansias en mi caney.
Porque tú eres el sueño de mi amor, Siboney.

Oye el eco de mi canto de cristal.
No se pierda por el camino manigual.

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What's made Milwaukee famous

(Glenn Sutton)

It's late and she's waiting
and I know I should go home
but every time I start to leave
they play another song.
And someone buys another round
whenever drinks are free,
what's made Milwaukee famous
has made a fool out of me.

Babys begged me not to go so many times before.
She said love and happiness
can't live behind those swinging doors.
Nows she's gone and I'm to blame
to late I finally see:
what's made Milwaukee famous
has made a loser out of me

What's made Milwaukee famous
has made a loser out of me

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LOS GIGANTES

  1. Intro (Zócalo de Cuernavaca)
  2. Which way does that old pony run?
  3. Mexico
  4. Tequila
  5. Sabor a mí
  6. Tulsa telephone book
  7. Por las parrandas
  8. Walking after midnight
  9. Sway
  10. La muerte lenta
  11. Since I met you, baby
  12. La media vuelta
  13. Piano man
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Which way does that old pony run?

(Lyle Lovett)

When I was a very young man
I was a cowboy
The best in the land
But then she settled me down
With a touch of her hand
And I'm begging you mister, please
Please tell me if you can

Ref.:
Which way does that old pony run?
Which way does that old pony run?
And how much is that saddle?
And a straight shooting gun?
Which way does that old pony run?

Now a young girl
She don't know when she's lying
But a woman
Great God she knows how it's done
So mama before I go
There's just one thing on my mind
Which way does that old pony run

Ref.

Now this good life you know I must leave
Your new car
And your color TV
Because what's riches to you
Just ain't riches to me
And if you're staying out here
Then I'm headed back east

Ref.

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Mexico

(Cake)

I had a match, but she had a lighter
I had a flame, but she had a fire
I was bright, but she was much brighter
I was high, but she was the sky

Oh baby, I was bound for mexico
Oh baby, I was bound to let you go

I don't know much about cinco de mayo
I'm never sure what it's all about
I say I want you, and you don't believe me
You say you love me, but I've got my doubts

Oh baby, I was bound for mexico
Oh baby, I was bound to let you go

I had a match, but she had a lighter
I had a flame, but she had a fire
I was bright, but she was much brighter
I was high, but she was the sky
Oh baby, I was bound for mexico
Oh baby, I was bound to let you go

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Tequila

(Jesús G. Ojeda)

Me dicen rey sin castillo
soy cura sin monaguillo
lo poco que tenía de fe
contigo se me fue.
Soy una lira sin sus cuerdas
una biblia sin su Dios
y despues de tu traición
solo hay una distracción.

Ref.:
Tequila, la vida hay que celebrar
tequila, las botellas terminar.

Me partiste el corazón
mataste mi voluntad
me robaste mi inocencia
mi honor y mi felicidad
devoraste mis entrañas
y las volviste a escupir
necesito cien botellas
hoy para seguir.

Ref.

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Sabor a mí

(Álvaro Carillo)

Tanto tiempo disfrutamos este amor
nuestras almas se acercaron tanto así
que yo guardo tu sabor
pero tu llevas también sabor a mí

Si negaras mi presencia en tu vivir
bastaría con abrazarte y conversar
tanta vida yo te di
que por fuerza llevarás sabor a mí

No pretendo ser tu dueño
no soy nada yo no tengo vanidad
de mi vida doy lo bueno
yo tan pobre que otra cosa puedo dar

Pasarán mas de mil años muchos mas
yo no sé si tendrá amor la eternidad
pero allá tal como aquí
en la boca llevarás sabor a mí

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Tulsa telephone book

(Tom T. Hall)

Have you read any good telephone book lately?
And if you ain't, then let me recommend one
I already read that Tulsa telephone book through thirteen times
If you don't know any last name it ain't much fun.

Ref.:
Readin' that Tulsa telephone book, can drive a guy insane
Especially if that girl you're lookin' for has no last name
I gotta find her and tell her,that I don't want our love to end
So I'm readin' that Tulsa telephone book again.

I was in Tulsa and didn't have anything goin'
And she lived in Tulsa and didn't have anything on
She said, "My name is Juanita," and I said, "My name is R.G."
I awoke the very next mornin' and she was gone.

Ref.
All the Tulsa operators they know my voice now
They gotta know just how long I've been alone
So, if you meet a girl named Juanita with some ribbons in her hair
Would you tell her that she's wanted on the phone.

Ref.

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Por las parrandas

(José Flores, Miguel Vaca Flores)

Por las parrandas perdí mi casa
perdí a mis padres, perdí mi honor
por la desgracia de ser borracho
se hundió mi vida en la perdición.

Mi madre santa mil ocasiones
me aconsejaba contra el licor
la pobrecita murió llorando
pensando en su hijo que no entendió.

Por las parrandas
perdí los besos de un gran cariño que me olvidó.
Por las bebidas
toda mi vida se hundió en el fango de perdición.

Si las parrandas fueron la causa de mi tragedia
y de mi penar.
Que vengan copas pa' que se acabe
mi pobre vida que es de llorar.

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Walking after midnight

(Don Hecht, Alan Block)

I go out walking after midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just like we used to do
I go out walking after midnight
Searching for you

I walk for miles along the highway
Now that's just my way
Of saying I love you
I go out walking after midnight
Searching for you

I stop to see a weeping willow
Crying on his pillow
Maybe he's crying for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me
I'm lonesome as I can be

I go out walking after midnight
Out in the starlight
Just a-hopin' you may be
Somewhere a-walkin' after midnight
Searching for me

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Sway

(Norman Gimbel, Pablo Beltran Ruiz)

When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more

Like a flower bending in the breeze
Bend with me, sway with ease
When we dance you have a way with me
Sway with me and stay with me

Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have that magic technique
When we sway I grow weak

I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

¿Ay, quién será la que me quiera a mi?
¿Quién será, quién será?
¿Quién será la que me dé su amor?
¿Quién será, quién será?

Yo quisiera volver a vivir
la pasión y el calor de otro amor,
de otro amor que me hiciera sentir,
que me hiciera feliz como ayer lo fui.

¿Ay, quién será la que me quiera a mi?
¿Quién será, quién será?
¿Quién será la que me dé su amor?
¿Quién será, quién será?

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La muerte lenta

(Stefan Hiss, Sol Bruguera)

Tu amor es la muerte lenta
me chupas la sangre, me das tu veneno en el vino.

Tu amor es la muerte lenta
me quitas el aire y me entierras despacio.

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Since I met you, baby

(Ivory Joe Hunter)

Since I met you baby
My whole life has changed
Since I met you baby
My whole life has changed
And everybody tells me
That I am not the same

Yo no necesito a nadie más que a ti
yo no necesito a nadie más que a ti
porque tú eres mi cielo
porque eres para mí

I don't need nobody
To tell my troubles to
I don't need nobody
To tell my troubles to
'Cause since I met you baby
All I need you is you

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La media vuelta

(José Alfredo Jiménez)

Te vas porque yo quiero que te vayas,
a la hora que yo quiera te detengo,
yo se que mi cariño te hace falta,
porque quieras o no yo soy tu dueño.

Yo quiero que te vayas por el mundo
y quiero que conozcas mucha gente,
yo quiero que te besen otros labios,
para que me compares hoy como siempre.

Si encuentras un amor que te comprenda,
y sientas que te quiere más que a nadie,
entonces yo daré la media vuelta
y me iré con el sol cuando muera la tarde,
entonces yo daré la media vuelta
y me iré con el sol cuando muera la tarde.

Si encuentras un amor que te comprenda,
y sientas que te quiere más que a nadie,
entonces yo daré la media vuelta
y me iré con el sol cuando muera la tarde,
entonces yo daré la media vuelta
y me iré con el sol cuando muera la tarde.

Te vas, porque yo quiero que te vayas.

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Piano man

(Billy Joel)

Well, it's nine o'clock on a Saturday
And the Regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin.
He says, "Son, can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger mans clothes".

Ref.:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright.

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
And he gives me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
But there's someplace that he'd rather be.
He says, "Man, I believe this is killing me."
As the smile runs away from his face
"'Cause I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I just could get out of this place".

Ref.

Now Paul he's a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the navy
And probably will be for life.
And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
And they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinkin' alone.

Ref.

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
To forget about life for a while
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And they say, "Man, what are you doin' here."

Ref.

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