"La Bamba" as written by and Traditional....
Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Yo no soy marinero
Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan
Soy capitan, soy capitan
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba, bam

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba

Bamba, bamba


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"La Bamba" as written by Bryan Smith

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    General Commentjust a fun song for dancing and stuff talking about what you need to dance LA BAMBA!!!
    yaoigrrlon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI read that the song is sung at weddings. It's the groom saying "yo no soy marinero" (I'm not a sailor) to the bride. What is a "sailor"? A guy who, when he gets into port, drinks and fools around. "soy capitan" isn't about soybeans. He's saying he's the "captain" - that is, he's responsible (not a 'sailor' anymore).

    'gracia' refers to grace, which may be him encouraging himself and his bride in a complicated folk dance. As a 'captain' he is demonstrating that he recognizes he has obligations he must fulfill (learning a new dance, getting through the dance).

    The song may also be used to attack someone. Example: The Rock (wrestler) singing to a rival. Apparently ad libbing verses and using it NOT a wedding song is also a traditional use of la bamba
    unkannyon August 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA rough translation:
    If you're gonna dance The Bamba, you need a little grace.
    A little grace for me, a little grace for you.
    Come on! Come on!
    For you, I'll be [whatever you want me to be].
    I'm not a sailor; I'm the captain [I'm loyal and responsible].
    "La Bamba" is just the name of the dance.
    Fat Tonyon September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGood for a dance and fun times
    ysabellabrion September 21, 2016   Link

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