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EL CUMBANCHERO By CATERINA VALENTE & SILVIO FRANCESCO October 16, 2013

Filed under: 1950s,Caterina Valente — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:04 am

Here is another fun track from the ‘Olé Caterina’ LP by Caterina Valente. Cumbanchero is slang for a fun lover, someone who knows how to have a good time. The composer, Rafael Hernández (from Puerto Rico) was nicknamed ‘Mr. Cumbanchero’ by John F. Kennedy.

EL CUMBANCHERO

ESTRIBILLO:
El cumba cumba cumba
cumbanchero...
A bongo bongo bongo
bongocero...
Riquiti que va sonando
el cumbanchero, bongocero que se va...
Bongocero que se va... 

Y suena así el tambor: ríquititi
bom bom bom bom bá...
y vuelve a repicar ríquititi
bom bom bom bom bá...
THE FUN LOVER

CHORUS:
The fun fun fun
fun lover
The bongo bongo bongo
bongo player
The ‘ri-ki-ti’ that rings out
The fun loving bongo player is going
The bongo player is going

The drum sounds like this: ‘ri-ki-ti’
bom bom bom bom ba...
and the ‘ri-ki-ti’ rings out again
bom bom bom bom ba...

		
 

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