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La Bamba en Inglés

The Bamba

I like the song “La Bamba” (Eng. “the Bamba”*) by “Ritchie Valens” (Eng. “Ritchie Valens”), but it’s difficult to sing along due to the Spanish nature of the words. I wondered what the lyrics meant when translated into English and found them on an Internet.

Here they are:

In order to dance La Bamba
In order to dance La Bamba a little bit of grace is needed
A little bit of grace and something else
Ah! Up and up
And up and up and up I’ll go

I’m not a sailor
I’m not a sailor but I’ll become one for you
I’ll become one for you, I’ll become one for you

Bamba, bamba, bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba

In order to dance La Bamba
In order to dance La Bamba one needs a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace and something else
Ah! Up and up
And up and up and up I’ll go

I’m not a sailor
I’m not a sailor, I’m a captain
I’m a captain, I’m a captain

Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba

I’m not a sailor
I’m not a sailor
I’m a captain, I’m a captain, I’m a captain

Bamba, bamba,
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba

In order to go up and reach the sky
In order to go up and reach the sky
A long ladder is needed
A long ladder and a short ladder

Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba

I’m not a sailor
I’m not a sailor
I’m a captain, I’m a captain, I’m a captain

Bamba, bamba,
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba

* “Bamba” doesn’t have an Inglés translation. It’s just a name for a dance, like Macarena or YMCA.

Going Out On The Razz, Innit

I don’t go out drinking very much any more. It’s expensive and I get mardy and have a shit time.

But I’m going out tonight! Yeeeeeeaaaahhhhh!

I have a “Going Out On The Razz, Innit” playlist on the Spotify. It’s full awesome. This is the tracklist:

1 R. Kelly Ignition Remix
2 Sham 69 Hurry Up Harry
3 Queen Don’t Stop Me Now
4 Propellerheads Bang On!
5 Terrorvision Tequila
6 Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
7 P!nk Get The Party Started
8 Darude Sandstorm
9 Hard-Fi Cash Machine
10 Bloc Party The Prayer
11 Little Man Tate House Party At Boothy’s
12 Blur Girls And Boys
13 Pendulum Propane Nightmare
14 The Cure Friday I’m In Love
15 The Fratellis Chelsea Dagger
16 Reef Place Your Hands
Going Out On The Razz, Innit - Listen in Spotify

Listen in Spotify

You’re welcome.

What’s crackerlackin’ yo?

Around this time of year you’ll be hearing the inevitable, tedious “what’s the best Christmas song?” debates. (It’s Fairytale of New York anyway, so there’s little point in discussing further.)

But what you won’t hear is the “what’s the best Christmas hip-hop album?” debate. Because there is no debate. Because it’s Christmas in tha Dogghouse presented by Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg at Christmas

It’s a lovely, festive treat of guns, bitches and bling. It manages to be simultaneously the best and worst album ever released.

Have a listen. Christmas in the Hood is my favourite, followed by Twas the Night Before Xmas.

Listen in Spotify

Listen in Spotify

Merry Christmas, bitches.