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Lyr Req: Cucurrucuru, Paloma (Tomas Mendez Sosa)

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AndyH 24 Feb 09 - 10:21 AM
Mr Happy 24 Feb 09 - 10:29 AM
Monique 24 Feb 09 - 10:30 AM
Q 24 Feb 09 - 12:52 PM
AndyH 25 Feb 09 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,leeneia 25 Feb 09 - 11:57 AM
Monique 25 Feb 09 - 12:20 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Julie Felix - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
From: AndyH
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 10:21 AM

Hi Mudcats, has anyone please got the lyrics to this song? My Spanish isn't quite good enoufgh to learn it from the LP and it is one of my all-time favourite songs ( and singers).
All offers gratefully received,
Andy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Julie Felix - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 10:29 AM

See you, see you, are you? See you, see you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Julie Felix - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
From: Monique
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 10:30 AM

If you'd just added "paloma" to your cu cu ru cu cu, you'd have found them


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Subject: Lyr. Add: Cu cu ru cu cu Paloma (Mendes)
From: Q
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 12:52 PM

Cu cu ru cu cu Paloma, a ranchera, was composed by Tomas Mendes Sosa (Thomas Mendez).
It became popular in Latin America and in the southwestern United States (hit record by Lola Beltran). It was copied into "New Mexican Folk Songs," Charles F. Lummis (manuscript, indexed in Hispanic-American Folk Song Permathread). The version by Belafonte is accurate, but he revised the ending chorus, following Lola Beltran.

Accents are added in the verses given below:

Lyr. Add: CU CU RU CU CU PALOMA
Tomas Mendez Sosa
1
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 estremecia al oir su llanto;
como sufrió por ella,
que hasta en su muerte la fue llamado.

Chorus 1
Ay, Ay, ay, ay, ay ... cantaba...
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay ... gemia ...
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay ...cantaba ...
Depasión mortal ... moría ...

2
Que una paloma triste
muy de mañana le iba a cantar
a la casita sola
con sus puertítas de par en par,
juran que esa paloma
no es otra cosa más que su alma,
que todavia la espere
a que regrese la desdichada.

Chorus 2
Cu cu rru cu cu ...paloma ...
Cu cu rru cu cu ... no llores ...
Las piedras jamas, paloma,
¿Que van a saber ... de amores?

Para terminar la canción: (Coda)

Cu cu rru cu cu ..........
cu cu rru cu cu ..........
cu cu rru cu cu ..........
Paloma, ya no le llores ......

From Charles F. Lummis manuscript. Titles of all songs in the MS are given in the Hispanic-American Folk Song thread, 118037:
Hispanic American

Lola Beltran Lyrics:
Cu cu ru cu cu paloma


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Julie Felix - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
From: AndyH
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 10:38 AM

Hi Q, many thanks for your help, it is much appreciated. Silliness and sarcasm on behalf of Monique and Mr Happy not only wastes time - you could just as easily have posted the lyrics - but is against the spirit of Mudcat. Shame on you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Julie Felix - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 11:57 AM

I think Monique's post was perfectly reasonable. She supplied a good tip to use in searching and she guided us to a site which may have useful information about the song and additional songs of the same type. All these things are nice.

Posting the lyrics again just wastes bandwidth.

As for Mr. Happy, he made a little joke. We'll survive.

Now I'm going to see if I can find a MIDI for this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Julie Felix - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
From: Monique
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 12:20 PM

Leeneia, there's one here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Julie Felix - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
From: ClaireBear
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 12:22 PM

I could sing it for you...it was Top 40 in my house, growing up. Actually it was more like Top 2. Only Cancion Mixteca was more requested.

But you gotta be able to yodel to do it right.

Would you settle for a playable recording of Joan Baez singing it? I found that on this page. Look in the box in the middle of the page...it's the third song down, below Amapola and La Paloma. There are several audio files available for it (including a really bad MIDI and a rather improbable version by Nana Mouskouri). The Baez version, though, es muy autentico. And the Trini Lopez and Perla renditions are pretty good, too.

Claire, or should I say Clarita?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Julie Felix - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
From: ClaireBear
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 12:23 PM

Monique beat me to the link. Great site!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Julie Felix - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu
From: Q
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for the link to the Joan Baez version. ¡Si! Excelente.

There are several on youtube, but so-so; one by Angeles Ochoa, overdone in the mariachi manner.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cucurrucuru, Paloma (Tomas Mendez Sosa)
From: Amos
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 04:27 PM

An impassioned version by Lisa Zane.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cucurrucuru, Paloma (Tomas Mendez Sosa)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:18 PM

Many songs that we think of as Mexican folk classics are actually from old movies. Here's a version of this song from an old black-and-white.

I like it. That's the kind of state I like my men to be in - overwhelmed and totally in thrall. And yes, if they can yodel, that's a plus.

That MIDI (discussed above) has something wrong with it. I can't find the melody; all that's there is a repetitious accompaniment.



Oops - I will have to put the link to the old movie in the next post.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cucurrucuru, Paloma (Tomas Mendez Sosa)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:21 PM

so suave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cucurrucuru, Paloma (Tomas Mendez Sosa)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:55 PM

Don't miss the Belafonte rendition (though the Carnegie Hall recording is even better): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD-q_Rbp1rE


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