Mariachi Vargas – Son de la negra

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Closing song, as we walk out.

El Son de la Negra” is a Mexican folk song, originally from Tepic, Nayarit,[1] best known from an adaptation by Jaliscian musical composer Blas Galindo in 1940 for his suite Sones de mariachi.[2][3][4]

It is commonly referred to as the “second national anthem of Mexico.” The masterpiece was presented for the first time in the city of New York, but Jesús Jáuregui, a Mexican ethnologist, claims that throughout its history the song has undergone modifications and arrangements that can hardly be attributed to a single author or epoque.[5] The song has become representative of Mexican folk or relative to Mexico worldwide.[5] Jáureguis’s more than two decades of research were presented on 15 July 2010 at a conference held in the state of Nayarit under the patronage of the state’s Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.[6] Among the specific topics discussed were the origin and authorship of the tune, its first recordings, excerpts from Galindo’s memoirs, and photographs of older scores and lyrics.[6]

LyricsNegrita de mis pesares
Ojos de papel volando
Negrita de mis pesares
Ojos de papel volando
A todos diles que sí
Pero no les digas cuando
Así me dijiste a mí
Por eso vivo penandoCuando me traes a mi Negra
Que la quiero ver aquí
Con su rebozo de ceda
Que le traje de TepicCuando me traes a mi Negra
Que la quiero ver aquí
Con su rebozo de ceda
Que le traje de Tepic

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