cu cu ru cu cuuuuuuuuuu Paloma!!!!!!!!!!!

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Have you ever started humming a tune, singing along, louder and louder still, not realising what it is, not quite remembering the words, yet feeling the energy of the song needing to get out of your system, to scream?

Well, it happens to me (all the time) and apparently to hubby too.

It seems he uncovered an old (1965 I think it is) Mexican song that perhaps he used to listen to as a child. And hell broke loose.

And Bisous wags her tail like crazy.

And I had to google it.

«Cucurrucucu paloma» is a Mexican Huapango song written by Tomás Méndez and introduced by Lola Beltrán in the film Cucurrucucu Paloma. The song also appeared in other movies, such as Escuela de Vagabundos, The Last Sunset, Happy Together and Talk to Her. It has also been recorded by popular singers such as Luis Miguel, Pedro Infante, Perry Como, Caetano Veloso, Miguel Aceves Mejia, Harry Belafonte, Nana Mouskouri, Julio Iglesias, Shirley Kwan, Perla Batalla and Mus. Franco Battiato recorded a parody of this song, named Cuccurucucù.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurrucucu_paloma

And discover the miracle of Luis Miguel, perhaps the Mexican equivalent of Michael Jackson.

Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born on April 19, 1970) is a Mexican singer, producer and songwriter.Beginning his musical career in his childhood, Luis Miguel has become one of the most popular singers from Latin America, having performed successfully pop music, bolero, mariachi and romantic ballads. In a career that has spanned over twenty-five years, Luis Miguel has won four Latin Grammy Awards and five Grammy Awards. He is called «El Sol de México» (The Sun of Mexico) by the media and his fans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Miguel

And the enchanting voice of Nana Mouschouri complimented by Julio Iglesias.

And the spectacular soundtrack for the movie Happy Together.

…and I kept listening and listening, and now, all I can hear in my head is CUCURUCUCUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Original words (Spanish)

Cucurrucucú Paloma

Dicen que por las noches
no más se le iba en puro llorar;
dicen que no comía,
no más se le iba en puro tomar.
Juran que el mismo cielo
se estremecía al oír su llanto,
cómo sufrió por ella,
que hasta en su muerte la fue llamando:
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay cantaba,
ay, ay, ay, ay, ay gemía,
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay cantaba,
de pasión mortal moría.
Que una paloma triste
muy de mañana le va a cantar
a la casita sola
con sus puertitas de par en par;
juran que esa paloma
no es otra cosa más que su alma,
que todavía espera a que regrese la desdichada.
Cucurrucucú paloma, cucurrucucú no llores.
Las piedras jamás, paloma,
¿qué van a saber de amores?
Cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú,
cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú,
cucurrucucú, paloma, ya no le llores.

[edit] Words (English translation by Genève Gil)

Coo… Coo…’’ Dove

They say that every night
he was wholly overtaken by tears;
They say he never ate, but only drank.

They swear that even the heavens
trembled to hear his wail,
he suffered for her so,
that even in death, he never stopped calling for her:

“Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay,” he sang,
“Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay,” he howled,
“Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay,” he sang,
tormented by a fatal passion. They say that in early morning
a sad dove sings to the little empty house
with its wide open little doors. They swear that the dove
is none other than his spirit,
hoping still for the return
of the ill-fated woman “Coo… coo…”
Dove,
”Coo… coo…”
don’t weep.
What will these stones ever know, little dove,
of love?
“Coo… coo… coo… coo…
coo… coo… coo…coo…
coo… coo…”
Little dove, do not weep anymore.

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2 responses »

    • αγάπη,
      το έβαλα σε μαμά-μπαμπά-mother in law και το άκουσαν στο σπίτι, δεν κρατήθηκα(!) εννοείται το ξέρουν πολύ καλά και το θυμούνται!

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