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SPOKEN: It was a moonlit night in old Mexico. I walked alone between some old
adobe haciendas. Suddenly, I heard the plaintive cry of a young Mexican girl.

You better come home, Speedy Gonzales
Away from tannery row
Stop alla your a-drinkin'
With that floozie named Flo
Come on home to your adobe
And slap some mud on the wall
The roof is leakin' like a strainer
There's loadsa roaches in the hall

Speedy Gonzales, why don'tcha come home?
Speedy Gonzales, how come ya leave me all alone?

SPOKEN in a male Mexican accent: "Hey, Rosita-I hafta go shopping downtown
for my mudder-she needs some tortillas and chili peppers."

Your doggy's gonna have a puppy
And we're runnin' outta coke
No enchiladas in the icebox
And the television's broke
I saw some lipstick on your sweatshirt
I smelled some perfume in your ear
Well if you're gonna keep on messin'
Don't bring your business back a-here

Mmm, Speedy Gonzales, why don'tcha come home?
Speedy Gonzales, how come ya leave me all alone?

SPOKEN in a male Mexican accent: "Hey, Rosita-come queek-down at the cantina
they giving green stamps with tequila!!"



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    Maxie ZeelieApr 18, 2013 at 8:00 am
    More aand is dit net speedy gonsales en tacos kom eet by die skool en luister hoe sing Pat Boone van die muis.
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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    I think that it's cool. It is part of an american culture of the 50ies. It has nothing to do with the racism - however difficult to explain to those that don't understand the meaning of the word
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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    Americans, they cannot get rid of racism, is in your blood, is in your history, is in your heart, you are meant to attack one to the other, chinesse to black, black to caucasian, caucasian to mexicans. Everytime i go to the us is the same story. You can tell how much hate is running through their veins.
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    UnregisteredApr 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    As a native american who turned 14 when this record hit the charts in summer of 1962, i recall it was popular and got a good amount of radio-play. There was also a cartoon character named speedy gonzales too that was popular. Those were the days when some people would "cash in" at the expense of other "races. " for example, the rock-novelty "running bear" really irked a lot of native americans at the time (1959 or 1960? ) and i hated the song. As for speedy gonzales, it seemed to "cash in" on the cartoon character's fame, but racism came in a close 2nd. But it was 1962!!

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