La Bamba

I’m told this song was a traditional party song from Mexico before it was recorded by Richie Valens. The chorus would always stay the same and funny or clever verses would be improvised or added. I’m not sure if that story is accurate but the song sure is fun!

Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba, se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia, por ti sere
por ti sere

Baile la bamba, baile la bamba

Yo no soy marinero (I am not a sailor)
Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan (I’m the captain!)
Soy capitan, soy capitan

Baile la bamba, baile la bamba


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