The memory of the words and emotions that moved me while hearing the song played by Garland Jeffreys many years ago is still strong.
For all the flaws in the performance, I think garlanr does justice to the spirit of a great song and Garland has kindly allowed me to present my version. Original lyrics by Garland Jeffreys Adapted by J. Sage with Garland Jeffreys' kind permission Oh orita When the evening sun go down I come to serenade you From another part of town.
Rafaella is my mother's name. Good on you Garland.
I love you to meet Margarita Margarita she is calling me And I love to hear my name Out the lights and bring on the wine It's Fiesta time again You know I love my Portugal 'cause she shows me what to do All the ro lead to MexicoMexico, Mehico, Mexico, Mehico but they bring me back to you She's gonna eat her rice and beans She's gonna suck on a chili dog Way down in Spanish Town In the Spanish fog Revolution is jeffrsys the street I can feel it in my blood I can see Allende still crying out But they nip him at the bud Oh they're talking in the alleys of Old San Juan, Old San Juan All the soldiers gonna walk the trail Big sombreros see them everywhere Zapata lands in jail Ain't gonna eat no rice and beans Ain't gonna suck on nobody's chili dog Spwnish down in SpanishTown Way down in Spanish Town.
I have played them many times and will keep playing them.