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FRENCHY BURRITO: Music

Mexico

(FRENCHY BURRITO)
September 16, 2015
Frenchy Burrito
Way back in the 1960's I took a trip to Mexico. Back when there was poetry and romance in the world and when I returned from my sojourn to my home town Chicago (in the middle of a snow storm) I wrote Mexico. It's a existential love song set in a mystical land. I played it for Townes Van Zandt, he fell in love with it - he used to sing on the chorus, the part with the la la's. Those days are gone now and so is Townes but the song Mexico remains...

-FB
MEXICO

Met my love down in Mexico
Senorita with a heart of gold
Sweet cactus flower on a
Spanish guitar down in Mexico

Moon lit nights and ol’ bull fights
Border songs make me feel alright
Dancing on the hacienda under big sombrero

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
Don’t you know I love my Mexico

Then down in a small café
Just outside of Monterey
My senorita told me she loved me so
Now I don’t think I’ll ever go
Back to all that rain and snow
Think I’ll live my life down in my Mexico

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
Don’t you know I love my Mexico

Then down in the Yucatan
I lost her to another man
We always want what we can’t have
Chances taken on a lost romance
Seems like that’s the law of this land
But lovers come and go in Mexico

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
Don’t you know I love my Mexico

Words & music by: Frenchy Burrito
Copyright and published 1976 & 2007
Red Banana Music BMI