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Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba 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, bam

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba

(Guitar solo - Richie & instrumental)

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
FADES-
Bamba, bamba.

English translation:

In order to dance The Bamba
In order to dance the Bamba
You need a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace
For me, for you, ah up, ah up(or higher and higher)
Ah, up, up (literally "faster, faster")
By you I will be, by you I will be, by you I will be
(Por can also mean by and not just for)

I am not a sailor,
I am not a sailor, I am a captain
I am a captain, I am a captain
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba, bam

In order To dance The Bamba
In order To dance The Bamba
You need a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace
For me, for you, ah up, ah up (higher and higher)

(Guitar only - Richie and set of instruments)

In order to dance The Bamba
In order to dance The Bamba
You need a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace
For me, for you, ah up, ah up
Ah, up, up.
For you I will be, for you I will be, for you I will be
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
FADES-
Bamba, bamba.

(Repeats)



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    Breque Raquel HardyAug 18, 2013 at 3:59 am
    Google translate, translate's it as, ''To dance La Bamba.
    To dance La Bamba.
    It Necessita a little grace.
    A little bit of grace.
    For me, for you, ah up, ah up.
    Ay, arriba arriba.
    For you I will be, for you I will be, for you I will be.

    I'm not a sailor.
    I'm not a sailor, I am captain.
    I am captain, I am captain.
    Bamba, bamba
    Bamba, bamba
    Bamba, bamba, bam.

    To dance La Bamba.
    To dance La Bamba.
    It Necessita a little grace.
    A little bit of grace.
    For me, for you, ah up, ah up.

    (Guitar solo - Richie & instrumental).

    To dance La Bamba.
    To dance La Bamba.
    It Necessita a little grace.
    A little bit of grace.
    For me, for you, ah up, ah up.
    Ay, arriba arriba.
    For you I will be, for you I will be, for you I will be.

    Bamba, bamba
    Bamba, bamba
    FADES-
    Bamba, bamba.'' so which one's right? :/
  • U
    +1
    UnregisteredAug 17, 2012 at 7:37 am
    In order to dance the bamba
    in order to dance the bamba
    you need a little bit of grace
    a little bit of grace
    for me, for you, ah up, ah up(or higher and higher)
    ah, up, up (literally "faster, faster")
    by you i will be, by you i will be, by you i will be
    (por can also mean by and not just for)

    I am not a sailor,
    i am not a sailor, i am a captain
    i am a captain, i am a captain
    bamba, bamba
    bamba, bamba
    bamba, bamba, bam

    In order to dance the bamba
    in order to dance the bamba
    you need a little bit of grace
    a little bit of grace
    for me, for you, ah up, ah up (higher and higher)

    (guitar only - richie and set of instruments)

    In order to dance the bamba
    in order to dance the bamba
    you need a little bit of grace
    a little bit of grace
    for me, for you, ah up, ah up
    ah, up, up. For you i will be, for you i will be, for you i will be
    bamba, bamba
    bamba, bamba
    fades-
    bamba, bamba.

    (repeats)
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    Len Mirto Jr.Jul 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    I have been looking for a literal translation for decades. THANK YOU. GREAT FOLK SONG with nonsense words. I love it and it's great dance music.
  • U
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    UnregisteredAug 9, 2012 at 3:44 am
    The original words were " la.. Jump the border la la la jump the border" but the record execs made it radio friendly. Ritchie actually didnt die that day with the big bopper and buddy holly. In fact ritchie is alive and well and playingg in los lobos and of course buddy goes by a new name elvis costello. That whole thing was a plot against the bopper the govt was tired of his bopping a similar plot was tried when they killd stevie ray vaughn trying to really take downn eric clapton its all a rock & roll conspiracy.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 30, 2012 at 12:14 am
    Pigeon spanish. Fairly meaningless. La bamba is actually frequently used to refer to a beautiful young woman and not a dance. I believe this is how valen's meant it to be understood. His spanish was very basic as he only ever picked up a few phrases from his parents, he was born i n usa. The lyrics sounf nice but are put in for that reason alone.

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