02 March 2009

Fine! Fine Fine!

There is a Mexican ranchera song gaining popularity not only in Mexico but all over the western hemisphere. The song is by Julión Álvarez Y Su Norteño Banda. The song is called “Las Mulas de Moreno”. It has a catchy chorus that goes:

“¿Qué te parece?
Fine fine fine. Very good very good very good.
Very very very very good”.

Lately whenever I ask somebody how they are doing they start singing “Fine, fine, fine, very good, very good, very good, very good.” A lot of the time it sounds like “Fie, fie, fie, berry goot, berry goot, berry goot”.

¿Qué te parece? Means “How does that seem to you?” or “How does that sound to you?”. The rest of the song is mostly nonsense. For example, the first stanza goes:

“Si quieres ir a lazar a las mulas de moreno
Si no quieres ir a pie ensilla a la guajolota”

Loosely translated this says:

“If you want go and rope the mules of moreno
If you don't want to go on foot saddle guajalota”

I say loosely translated because there is no telling what double meaning that the author or authors had in mind. The song sounds like it was written by a bunch of amigos sitting around telling jokes and drinking beer.

Another stanza goes:

“En una tinaja de agua a un vaquero me encontré
Dándole agua a su machete y afilando a su caballo”

"In a tub of water I found a cowboy
Giving water to his machete and sharpening his horse"

The words “machete” and “horse” are reversed leading one to assume that either the singer or the cowboy was drunk.

In any case, here is the YouTube video with the lyrics down below.



Lyrics of the song “Las mulas de Moreno” of Julion Alvarez

Si quieres ir a lazar a las mulas de moreno
Si no quieres ir a pie ensilla a la guajolota
¿Qué te parece?
Fine fine fine. Very good very good very good.
Very very very very good

Me subí por el sincho
Meté pie por el tapojo
Y al llegar al conjincillo me encontre con el tubero

¿Qué te parece?
Fine fine fine. Very good very good very good.
Very very very very good.

(y que truene la tuba salvaje mi compa cheque, animo viejo)

Y yo tengo mi caravina que acaba de chicharrones
Con que le tiro a los patos corazón por que estas triste

¿Qué te parece?
Fine fine fine. Very good very good very good.
Very very very very good.

En una tinaja de agua a un vaquero me encontré
Dándole agua a su machete y afilando a su caballo

¿Qué te parece?
Fine fine fine. Very good very good very good.
Very very very very good.

(y vengace a bailar chiquitita con su compa julion alvarez y su norteña banda oiga )

Al pasar por tu ventana me tirates un limon
Si yo te tiro con otro que necesidad hay de eso

¿Qué te parece?
Fine fine fine. Very good very good very good.
Very very very very good.

El la punta de aquel cerro tengo una chiva amarrada
Si la chiva se soltará que chingaso se daría

¿Qué te parece?
Fine fine fine. Very good very good very good.
Very very very very good.

Si tu quieres disfrutar de las mulas de moreno
Llevátelas para arrollo pa que no te mire naiden

¿Qué te parece?
Fine fine fine. Very good very good very good.
Very very very very good.

Ya con esta me despido del rancho de san Francisco
Hasta el año venidero nadando por el desierto

¿Qué te parece?
Fine fine fine. Very good very good very good.
Very very very very good.

5 comments:

glorv1 said...

Well apparently the children love this song and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, so all in all it is "berry goot" bob. :)

glorv1 said...

Bob, I think you would want to read this great post by Renee. I think it was very meaningful. Stop by there when you get a chance.

http://circlingmyhead.blogspot.com/

God Versus His Representatives

YayaOrchid said...

What a fun post Bob! I am actually thinking about posting the video on my blog. just for the whimsical fun of it. Never let it be said that Mexicans don't know how to have fun (and with very little money)!!

FEdeRB said...

My Brother your Tocayo, but he is dyslectic, and Spells his name backwards. lol

My wife hates this song, & I heard the song playing outside(there is a bootleg CD/DVD Changaro, they put up around the corner). So I was looking it up to find the name of the group & found your Blog. Thanks for the 411.

I see you moved back to México, I too did the same. I was born in D.F. & moved to Matalipas before the civil started here. Note to self I miss the 2nd Amendment Rights.

Chilango en RGV

R Dub! said...

Loooooooooooooooove this song!!!

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