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Cuban Candles

by The Cuban Cowboys

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Here's TCC's debut album. Includes liner notes from author Ned Sublette ("Cuba and It's Music'). Also includes immediate download of 10-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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Nobody Told Her Two Cuban girls stood on the tarmac They thought for sure that they’d be coming back A New York wind took my mami’s hat “Dejalo que se vaya,” “Leave it be, let it go.” Pero no, nunca lo dejo But no, she never let it go She started working at 16 When Havana was Vegas just off the Keys And Americanitas up in NYC Were giving it up for the mambo kings When Che got done doing Kerouac And Castro made sure of his coming back Tanks rolled over Cadillacs And the Kennedy boys just showed their ass Nobody told her, She’d be there Nadie le dijo, She’d be so scared El mismo vino, la misma sangre The same wine, the same blood Admiro mucho a mi madre I admire my mother very much Por criarme sin mi papa For raising me without my dad Por darme Cuba, Cuba, Cuba For giving me Cuba, Cuba, Cuba So I know I don’t gotta tell her Just how much la vina del nombre, Just how much the vineyard of one’s name La vina del nombre produce The vineyard of one’s name produces La vina del nombre produce The vineyard of one’s name produces
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El Dichoso 03:45
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El Capitan 04:10
El Capitan Esto es pa(ra) mi vino, esto es pa(ra) mi pan This is for my wine, this is for my bread. Esto es pa(ra) mi padre, que era un Capitan This is for my father, who was a Captain. He was a macho sailor, Havana Cuban man. Even though he no speaka the Englistch He was a lady’s man. He went to Costa Rica. He sailed to Panama. Making me muchas hermanitas pero no con mi mama Lots of baby sisters…but/just not with my mom But far across the ocean There was a port of call It was his home. It would be his fall. Esto es pa(ra) mi vino, esto es pa(ra) mi pan This is for my wine, this is for my bread. Esto es pa(ra) mi padre, que era un Capitan This is for my father, who was a Captain. He was such a drinker He brought the sea to land Poured its salt on my mama’s wounds With the back of his hand.
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Mentiroso 03:16
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Little Maybe Monster (free) 05:03
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Mauricio (free) 05:30
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Jinetero (free) 02:50
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Better Off (free) 04:22

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released October 9, 2008

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The Cuban Cowboys San Francisco, California

The Cuban Cowboys mix indie rock with traditional Cuban music. Really? Yup. We been standing on the corner of Brooklyn and Matanzas since 2000. Where you been?

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