LA GUARAPACHANGA
Guarapachanga
Performed by Chapottín & Sus Estrellas, written by Juan Rivera Prevot

The guarapachanga, you can dance it
The guarapachanga, you can enjoy it.

I went by the sugar mill one day,
to Mama Ines’* place,
and with the mill press
I squeezed out cane juice for my coffee.

Cuba produces tobacco.
Cuba produces coffee.
Cuba produces sugar cane,
because Cuba’s fertile.

If you want to smoke tobacco,
if you want to drink coffee,
crank the old cane press
just like Mama Ines.

Now I’ve smoked tobacco,
now I’ve drunk coffee.
Like Cuba, I can’t remember
old Mama Ines.

© 1978 Cubasong Music, BMI for the U.S.
(p) 1965 EGREM

*Mama Ines: Afro-Cuban folk character