Mariachi Musician Juan José

1-  He was born some time ago,
Way out in the sticks,
In a valley of Old Mexico,
The year nineteen-forty-six.

  By the time he turned thirteen,
There were siblings of twelve;
For everything he ever got
He had to dig and delve.

CHORUS:  Dig and delve, yes, dig and delve —
For everything he ever got,
 He had to dig and delve.

2- Then across the US border
To the county of LA,
Came this young man with many dreams;
His name was Juan José.

 He wasn’t sure what to expect,
Didn’t know the welcome he’d get;
And progress seemed too slow,
But Juan was glad because he could grow. (Chorus)

3-  Though times were very tough,
Juan never did give up—
Never thought to quit—
It was better than in Mexico he’d get!

  You should see him playing now
In a Mariachi band;
He’s adding to the culture
Of our noble land. (Chorus)

Tag: Yes, he’s adding to the culture
of our noble land!

(By Stephany Spencer, 1990)
*(Photo courtesy of Google Plus)

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