El Jumilero

line El Jumilero

El Jumilero

* composicion: Raful Krayem * musica: Cuerdas de Plata
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you are welcome to hear this song of our Taxco, Mexico; a song that was composed in the 1930s and is an anthem of the little bug that found under leaves on the mountain above Taxco. The captured jumiles are crushed and made into a sauce with a pungent aroma. The jumiles only come out for a few months every year. November 6th is “Jumil Day” in Taxco and many Tasqueñan people go to spend the night camping out on the Huixteco mountain.



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En las alas de un jumil, volaba un carbonero,
On the wings of a jumil, flew a charcoal maker,

En las alas de un jumil volaba un carbonero,
On the wings of a jumil, flew a charcoal maker,

Y en sus costales llebava su itacate y su habanero
In his sacks carrying his snack and his havana rum

Ya borrachito, gritaba ¡Viva Taxco de Guerrero!
Already drunk, he shouted “Long Live Taxco of Guerrero!”

Viva este indio jumilero que ha sido un viejo leñero,
Long live the indian jumil hunter who has been an old woodcutter,

Viva este indio jumilero que ha sido un viejo leñero,
Long live the indian jumil hunter who has been an old woodcutter,

que de acá de estos encinos has ganado muchos fierros.
that from here, from these oaks, you have won many iron pieces.

Ya borrachito, gritaba ¡Viva Taxco de Guerrero!
Already drunk, he shouted “Long Live Taxco of Guerrero!”

¡Ay! Huixteco, nunca te ardas por mas que te prendan fuego;
¡Ay! Huixteco you never burn no matter how much they set you on fire;

Ay! Huixteco, nunca te ardas por mas que te prendan fuego;
¡Ay! Huixteco you never burn no matter how much they set you on fire;

Se acabarían lo jumiles, se acabarían los taxqueños.
If the jumiles would run out, the Taxqueños would be all over.

Se acabarían lo jumiles, se acabarían los taxqueños.
If the jumiles would run out, the Taxqueños would be all over.

Ya borrachito gritaba ¡Viva Taxco de Guerrero!
Already drunk he shouted “Long Live Taxco of Guerrero!”

Ya borrachito gritaba ¡Viva Taxco de Guerrero!
Already drunk he shouted “Long Live Taxco of Guerrero!”

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