CONGO YAMBUMBA
Performed by Grupo Vocal Sampling
Written by Jesús Alfonso
GUAGUANCÓ

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Ananá, naná, aná...

Homenaje a Los Muñequitos de Matanzas....

Yo me enteré
que tú andas diciendo
que eres un palo
mi amigo, Julián.
¡Güiro!
[Bis]
Tú debes decir,
“Si no fuera por Papá...”
[Bis]
Ahora veo que todo lo tuyo
es un vano orgullo
mi amigo, Julián.
[Bis]
Tú debes decir,
“Si no fuera por Papá...”
[Bis]
Congo Yambumba me llamo yo
¡yo soy el terror!

Congo Yambumba me llamo yo porque
¡yo soy el mejor!

Congo Yambumba me llamo yo
¡yo soy el terror!

Tú me decías
que eres un palo, Julián
¡pero el palo aquí soy yo!

Congo Yambumba me llamo yo
¡yo soy el terror!

Congo Yambumba
Congo Yambumba
ven a vacilar mi rumba

Congo Yambumba me llamo yo
¡yo soy el terror!

Y ahora viene Carlitos
rompiendo su cuero
¡Juega, juega, Carlitos, juega!

Congo Yambumba me llamo yo
¡yo soy el terror!

Congo Yambumba ...

Congo Yambumba ...

Congo Yambumba,
Congo Yambumba
ven a vacilar mi rumba

Congo Yambumba me llamo yo
¡yo soy el terror!
Na, na, na, na
¡yo soy el terror!
Na, na, na, na
¡yo soy el terror!

Que me enteré
que andas diciendo por ahí
que tú eres un palo.
Y no, y no lo digas más, Compay,
porque eso no es verdad.
Lo tuyo es un falso orgullo,
lo tuyo es un falso orgullo,
si no fuera por Papá
¿qué sería de ti, Julián?
No quiero que andes
alardeando de las cosas
que no puedes alardear.

Congo Yambumba me llamo yo
¡yo soy el terror!

Congo Yambumba me llamo yo.

Anana, nana, ana...

A tribute to the Muñequitos de Matanzas!
Say it!

I heard
that you go around saying
that you’re hot shit,
my friend, Julián.
Güiro!
[repeat]
You ought to admit,
that if it weren’t for Papá2...
[repeat]
Now I see
that you are nothing
but vain and conceited
my friend, Julián.
[repeat]
You ought to admit
that if it weren’t for Papá...
[repeat]

Congo Yambumba
is my name
and I am the terrible!

Congo Yambumba
is my name
and I am the greatest!

Congo Yambumba
is my name
and I am the terrible!

You tell me
that you’re hot shit, Julián,
but I’m the “big and bad” one here!

Congo Yambumba
is my name
and I am the terrible.

Congo Yambumba
Come and get into my rumba!

Congo Yambumba
is my name
and I am the terrible.

And now here comes Carlitos,
busting his skins,
Burn, burn, Carlitos, burn!

Congo Yambumba
is my name
and I am the terrible!

Congo Yambumba........

Congo Yambumba.....

Congo Yambumba
Come and get into my rumba!

Congo Yambumba
is my name
and I am the terrible!
Nananana,
I am the terrible!
Nananana,
I am the terrible!

I found out
that you go around saying
that you’re hot shit.
But stop saying that, brother,
because that’s not how it is!
You are full of false pride,
if it weren’t for Papá
where would you be, Julián?
Stop going around
bragging about things
that are not yours to brag about.

Congo Yambumba
is my name
and I am the terrible!

Congo Yambumba
is my name!

P 1992 EGREM

1In the Congo religious tradition in Cuba, called “Palo Monte,” ingredients with magical qualities (leaves, bark, etc.) are combined and contained in a cauldron. This is called a ’prenda,’ out of which a spirit owner is summoned to direct the energy of the magical substances to change reality for the maker. “Congo Yambumba” may refer both to the name of a spirit and its “prenda.”
2“Papá” is an allusion to one of the spirits. The implication in the song is that the braggart really owes his power to the forces outside himself, rather than to his own masculinity or sexual prowess.