Who Sang Down In Mexico? The Coasters

The Coasters The Coasters cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
release date: 1957
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Blues Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues/Novelty/Soul
length: 3:15
Down in Mexicali
There's a crazy little place that I know
Where the drinks are hotter than the chili sauce
And the boss is a cat named Joe

He wears a red bandana, plays a blues pianna [this is the way he pronounces
It; to rhyme with "bandana"]
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico
He wears a purple sash, and a black moustache
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico

Well, the first time that I saw him
He was sittin' on a piano stool
I said "Tell me dad, when does the fun begin?"
He just winked his eye and said "Man, be cool."

He wears a red bandana, plays a blues pianna
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico
He wears a purple sash, and a black moustache
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico

All of a sudden in walks this chick
Joe starts playing on a Latin kick
Around her waist she wore three fishnets
She started dancin' with the castanets
I didn't know just what to expect
She threw her arms around my neck
We started dancin' all around the floor
And then she did a dance I never saw before.

So if you're south of the border
I mean down in Mexico
And you want to get straight,
Man, don't hesitate
Just look up a cat named Joe.

He wears a red bandana, plays a blues pianna
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico
He wears a purple sash, and a black moustache
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico

Yeah, como est usted senorita
Come with me to the border, south of the border, that is
In Mexico, yeah in Mexico
You can get your kicks in Mexico
Come with me baby, come with me, come with me, crazy, yeah



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Searchin'
  • 2 One Kiss Led to Another
  • 3 Brazil
  • 4 Turtle Dovin'
  • 5 Smokey Joe's Cafe
  • 6 Wrap It Up
  • 7 Riot in Cell Block Number Nine
  • 8 Young Blood
  • 9 Loop De Loop Mambo
  • 10 One Kiss
  • 11 I Must Be Dreamin'
  • 12 Lola
  • 13 Framed
  • 14 Down in Mexico

  • Album Information
    label: ATCO Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin