Words and chords and a recording to sing along with. . .click through now!
Sound journalistic principle dictates that this sentence should start describing the history of the song: who wrote it (Johnny Valdez, Jr.) and composed it (Billy Palau), when (1920s) and why (because fiestas).
Below are the lyrics. Commit them to memory. Practice by regaling your co-workers with song at random times throughout your work day. I play this on my banjo, which means it's easiest to play in the key of G, so I've included these basic chords, but also try it on a keytar.
With this arrow in your party-bro quiver, no street, saloon or after-party between the dates of Sept. 11-13 need be without a cacophony of singing and yelling. You're welcome.
Santa Fe, tus fiestas de septiembre
Se celebran en la capital
Con Zozobra quemando las penas
Ya la fiesta va a comenzar
Tus mujeres llenas de alegría
Pregonando van su nuevo amor
A luz de grandes luminarias
Van cantando con placer esta canción
Sí Señor, cómo no, vamonos al vacilón
A bailar y gozar de esta linda población
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