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De Alto Cedro voy para Marcané
Llego a Cueto voy para Mayarí
(Repeat x3)

El cariño que te tengo
No te lo puedo negar
Se me sale la babita
Yo no lo puedo evitar


Cuando Juanita y Chan Chan
En el mar cernían arena
Como sacudía el 'jibe'
A Chan Chan le daba pena

Limpia el camino de pajas
Que yo me quiero sentar
En aquel tronco que veo
Y así no puedo llegar

De Alto Cedro voy para Marcané
Llego a Cueto voy para Mayarí
(Repeat x3)

(Instrumental solo)

De Alto Cedro voy para Marcané
Llego a Cueto voy para Mayarí
(Repeat x2)

De Alto Cedro voy para Marcané
Llego a Cueto voy (slowly) para Mayarí



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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 9:03 am
    When you hear the trumpet and the guitar solo in this song every meaning is meaningless... It frees my mind... There is never just one meaning. There is just the intepretation of each person for every song, situation, anything in life. My interpretation of chan chan is that with love we can do everything. Don't let anyone take your soul and the love from your heart.
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    UnregisteredDec 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    The affection i have for you
    i can't deny
    it makes my mouth water
    i can't help it

    When juanica and chan chan
    sifted sand by the sea
    the way she shook her jib
    gave chan chan pain

    Clear the path of straws
    i want to go sit on that log
    like this, i can't get there.

    Juanica's "jibe" is clearly her forward structure, like the jib sail on a boat or the jib on a crane.

    Poor chan chan can't climb over the straws on the path because he is very stiff.

    The lyric is very simple and naughty. I can't see any indication that we should be looking for something more complex.

    Rodrigo
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    chanchanchanMar 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    The feelings I have for you
    I cannot deny
    I drool like a babe
    and I can't help it

    When Juanica and Chan Chan
    sifted sand in the sea
    how she shook her behind
    and Chan Chan became aroused...(he got an erection!)

    Clear the path of straw and sticks
    for I would like to sit
    on that tree trunk that I see
    and I can't get to it

    From Alto Cedro I go to Marcane
    I arrive at Cueto and go to Mayari

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