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Royal Crown Revue – Hey Pachuco! lyrics
Hey Pachuco!

Summer '43 the man's gunnin' for me
Blue and white mean war tonight

They say damn my pride and all
The other cats livin' down eastside
And there's no place to hide

Oooh Marie you better grab my jack
And zip gun for me
And I'll face no shame
'Cause tonight's the night I die for our name

Well when we hit downtown
We start to throw down
We end up doing time
Soon as they've met us
They're out to get us
So I stick with that gang of mine

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Hey Pachuco! meanings

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    The entirety of the lyrics refer to a riot early in June of 1943, commonly referred to as the Zoot Suit Rebellion

    "On this day, 3 June 1943, 200 white sailors in the U.S. Navy headed to East Los Angeles and began to attack Latino and Black children and adults wearing zoot suits. They clubbed youths and any adults who tried to stop them, stripped the boys of their zoot suits and burned their clothes in a pile.
    Over the next few days, thousands of servicemen joined the attacks across the US, and were praised by the press, while police arrested the victims of the attacks, rather than the perpetrators and the LA city council even tried to ban the wearing of the suits.
    Within weeks Detroit exploded in its worst ever race riots.
    Zoot suits at the time were a symbol of primarily Black and Mexican working class pride, defiance and rebellion, and were associated with the Pachuco/a subculture.
    This is a history of the riots: https://libcom.org/history/zoot-suit-rebellion "

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