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Vamonos a la mar

Princesisto;2232757 said:
In my novel, the New Little Princess, the Princess does two original Spanish songs at her 9th birthday party on 31 May 2025, the day before her birthday, for all her Guatemalan friends at the party: one of which is here. The video of the five songs which she sings at the party, including this one, becomes her "Princess Party" videopack that makes her famous on the ICT (UN's new internet).

She does a popular Guatemalan children's song, "Vamos a la mar", but then she says "Esta muy bagré, no?": "It's very ugly, isn't it?" She says it is too slow and doesn't have enough words to make a story. So she says she will "agregaré mas energia", add more energy. She turns the kids' song into a rock/pop song, using the kids' song as the chorus, with some changes (like another "tun" and changing "Vamos" to a more polite "Vamonos"). Soon, the kids and their parents are all dancing.

(Classical mariachi music):
Somos pobres patojos
garífunas
No podemos comer carn' a menudo
Cuando cansamos d'el pan de yuca
Queremos diferente algo

Chorus: (Rock)
Hey! Vamonos a la mar, tun tun tun
A comer pescado, tun, tun, tun
Fritito y asado, tun, tun, tun
Servido en un palo

Yeah, yeah!
A comer mucho mejor, tun, tun, tun
Convertirémos en pescador -es -es -es

Así que vamos a
Visitar la mar
Ma
ñana
Por la mañana
Wow!

Musical Interlude: A D A E[SUP]7[/SUP] (lots of glissandoes, fills and flourishes on the Grand Piano)

Bridge:

Se
ñor langostino, entrad el tampado
Con se
ñora jaiba
Y se
ñor calamar oh
Con se
ñor' anguila
Y señor tiburon

Ahora que no puede comer me!

Entrad, entrad hasta qu' est
é lleno
La olla y nuestr' estomagos
Así que vamos a
Visitar la mar
Ma
ñana
Por la mañana
Wow!

Musical Interlude: A D A E[SUP]7[/SUP] (lots of glissandoes, fills and flourishes on the Grand Piano)

(Slowly)
Así que vamos a
Visitar la mar
Ma
ñana
Por la mañana

Musical ending: (Classical rock ending on the piano)

Translation:

(Classical mariachi music):
We are poor Garifuna kids
We cannot eat meat often
When we're sick of cassava bread
We want something different

Chorus: (Rock)
Hey! Let's go to the sea, tun tun tun
To eat fish, tun, tun, tun
Fried and barbecued, tun, tun, tun
Served on a stick

Yeah, yeah!
To eat like someone special, tun, tun, tun
We will turn into fisher -men -men -men

So let's go
To the sea
In the morning
Early morning
Wow!

Musical Interlude: A D A E[SUP]7[/SUP] (lots of glissandoes, fills and flourishes on the Grand Piano)

Bridge:
King of the prawns, enter the stew
With Mrs Crab
And Mr Squid too
With Mrs Eel

And Mr Shark
Hey you,
See now if you can eat me, ooh!

Enter, enter until it's full
Pot and stomachs too
So let's go
To the sea
Tomorrow
Early morning
Wow!

[Chorus]

Musical Interlude:
A D A E[SUP]7[/SUP] (lots of glissandoes, fills and flourishes on the Grand Piano)

(Slowly)
So let's go to the sea
In the morning
Early morning

Musical ending: (Classical rock ending on the piano)

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