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    "Ay Tana, La Maricutana" The popular national song of the DR seems to be named this, but I have no idea what it means. It says something about a fisherman but the rest is all old slang I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainman33 View Post
    "Ay Tana, La Maricutana" The popular national song of the DR seems to be named this, but I have no idea what it means. It says something about a fisherman but the rest is all old slang I don't know.

    Musicatono » DAMIRON Y CHAPUSEAUX La Maricutana.wmv

    Old slang?

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    That's my guess, I have no idea what it means.

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    Default La Maricutana -Translation

    La Maricutana (Translated by Norma Rosa)


    Ay, Tana, la maricutana
    Ay Tana, la maricutana

    1. Yo estaba pescando una noche oscura
    Yo estaba pescando una noche oscura
    3. Se me fue la liza después de segura (sea fish of highly valued flesh)
    Se me fue la liza después de segura.

    Ay Tana, la maricutana
    Ay Tana, la maricutana


    7.No vuelvo a pescar en la noche clara
    No vuelvo a pescar en la noche clara
    9.Se me fue la liza después de agarrada
    Se me fue la liza después de agarrada.

    Ay, Tana, maricutana
    Ay Tana, la maricutana

    13. Me picó una avispa , me picó una araña
    Me picó una avispa, me picó una araña
    15. Cuidao si te pica la maricutana
    Cuidao si te pica la maricutana.

    Ay, Tana, la maricutana
    Ay, Tana, la maricutana

    19, La maricutana es buena de bailar
    La maricutana es buena de bailar
    21. La bailan de lao en la capital (lado)
    La bailan de lao en la capital

    Ay, Tana, la maricutana
    Ay Tana, la maricutana



    Line 1: I was fishing on a dark night.
    3: The fish escaped after I had secured it.
    7: I will not fish again on a clear night.
    9. The fish escaped after I had it.
    13. A wasp bit me, a spider bit me.
    15. Watch out the maricutana doesn’t bite you
    19. La maricutana is easy to dance.
    21. It is danced sideways in the capital.


    Other singer, like Joseíto Mateo, have added the following:

    La maricutana no la bailo yo. (La maricutana I don’t dance.)
    La bailó una vieja y se derrengó. (It was danced by an old lady and she collapsed.)
    Last edited by Norma Rosa; 02-21-2011 at 01:15 PM.

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