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Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia pa mi pa ti
Y arriba y arriba
Ay arriba y arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Yo no soy marinero
Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan
Soy capitan, soy capitan

Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba

Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia pa mi pa ti
Ay y arriba y arriba

Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia pa mi pa ti
Y arriba y arriba
Ay arriba y arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba



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    Elizabeth MccloskeyMay 31, 2013 at 2:54 am
    That might not help . Some of the letters have a different sound for example `j` in Spanish is pronounced like our `h` ....`v` sounds like our `b` and `y` sounds like `e`
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    UnregisteredAug 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    This was my dads favorite song and he just past in oct. From a brain aneurism.. He wasn't my biological father but he took care of me with no questions asked! He loved me with all his heart.. I miss him so very much! Ruben anaya!!!
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    UnregisteredJun 3, 2012 at 2:37 am
    In order to dance the bamba it's necessary to have a little grace for me and for you faster and faster for you i will be. I am not a sailor i am not a sailor i am captian, i am captian, i am captian.
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    UnregisteredMay 15, 2012 at 5:30 am
    You must have fun sometimes and not always be so uptight. I am wondering what it really mans since i don't read mexican (spanish) so... Yeah. I need to run out of room... Yep.
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    UnregisteredDec 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    Not the same version, of course, but this tune is the bbc's theme tune for its coverage of test match cricket. There is no connection i am aware of to the sport. The tune was not written by ritchie valens, but is an old mexican folk song, frequently performed by mariachi bands.

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