boom-boom vs. chan chan.

Years ago when I first heard this song I said I wanted my life to sound like it.
Sweet, simple.  Slow, driving.  Charming and uncouth.

-mlv

Chan Chan

by Compay Segundo (buena vista social club)

De Alto Cerdo voy para Marcane
Luego a Cueto voy para Mayari.

El carino que te tengo
Yo no lo puedo negar
Se me sale la babita
Yo no puedo evitar.

Cuando Juanica y Chan Chan
En el mar cernian arena
Como sacudia el ‘jibe’
A Chan Chan la daba pena.

Limpia el camino de paja
Que yo me quiero sentar
En aquel tronco que veo
Y asi no puedo llegar.

De Alto Cerdo voy para Marcane
Luego a Cueto voy para Mayari.

*****

I’m going from Alto Cerdo to Marcane
Then from Cueto, I’m going to Mayari.

The love I have for you
I cannot deny
My mouth is watering
I just can’t help myself.

When Juanika and Chan Chan
Sifted sand together on the beach
How her bottom shook and
Chan Chan was arroused.

Clean the dry sugar cane leaves
from the path
So I can get to that trunk
I want to sit down.

I’m going from Alto Cerdo to Marcane
Then from Cueto, I’m going to Mayari.

lubuagan, kalinga, the philippines

lubuagan, kalinga, the philippines

off to surigao del sur, tomorrow morning.  in case i forget why i kept playing this song today (it’s great packing music).

this is why:  http://wp.me/pvQl-bp

oldeyorke.ca

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~ by mlv on 27 August, 2009.

One Response to “boom-boom vs. chan chan.”

  1. charming and uncouth. (and scruffy?). but sweeeeet, yes. me encanta.

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