Linda Ronstadt - La Charreada Lyrics

Linda Ronstadt Canciones de mi padre cover art
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written by Felipe Bermejo

Ay... qué rechula es la fiesta
La fiesta charra, fiesta del sol.

Don... de los charros valientes
Dan cos sus cantos la evocaión.

El... jaripeo y su festejo
Que huele a surco y a tradición

Remedo de la faena
Más admirada de mi nación

Bonito es el jaripeo
Y cuánto su animación
Yo quiero montarle a un toro
Pa' que me mire mi amor.

Upale y upa liu
upale y upa liu

A charreada is similar to a rodeo but
has slightly different events more par-
ticular to the style of the Charro, or
gentleman cowboy. It is very colorful
because the men always compete wearing
their elegant Charro suits, the basis of
the mariachi costume. The grand entry
(el jaripeo) features the ladies riding
their beautiful horses sidesaddle. It
also includes the singing of the tra-
ditional rancheras that I love so much.
My sister Suzi used to say that the real
test of a good singer was if he or she
could support a tone on horseback, as
she heard the singers do in the
charreada. She even learned to ride her
horse sidesaddle. If I can get her to
teach me how to do it, maybe I'll be
able to sing sidesaddle in a charreada
one day - a cherished dream of mine.

The Charreada

How very pretty is this fiesta
The charro fiesta, fiesta in the sun

Where the valiant charros
Evoke such feeling with their songs

The festive grand entry
Smacks of tradition and the furrows
of the earth

It resembles the action of the bullfight
So admired in my nation

Pretty is the grand entry and how
great its excitement
I want to ride the bull
So that my love can see me.

upale y upa liu

© 1951 Promotora Hispana de Mexico S.A.
Copyright renewed. All rights controlled by
Peer International Corp/ BMI

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Por un amor
  • 2 Los laureles
  • 3 Hay unos ojos
  • 4 La cigarra
  • 5 Tú sólo tú
  • 6 Y ándale
  • 7 Rogaciano el huapanguero
  • 8 La charreada
  • 9 Dos arbolitos
  • 10 Corrido de Cananea
  • 11 La barca de Guaymas
  • 12 La calandria
  • 13 El sol que tú eres

  • Credits
    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
    writers: Natalie Nicole Alvarado, Nathan Perez
    album: Track 8 in album Canciones de mi padre
    release date: 1987
    popularity : 176 users have visited this page.
    genres: Latin Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Ranchera/Mariachi/Corrido/Folk/Norteño/Son
    length: 3:46
    Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596076524
    script: Latin