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en la ballena

.

en la ballena
bailando

cantina

in the whale
@ 03:33 a.m.

con/with

los artistas
dancing

toman cerveza

tequila

.

y cigarros

de cual


time
la hora

of what
ofrece
offers

.

la barra
sala de
room of
the bar

ya
sillas
chairs
now

profesa
y mesas
and tables
shows

.

la cantina dice

the bar
says

bienvenidos,

toma

welcome
drink

.

Todavia está

joven

la madrugada.

The after-

midnight

is still young.

.

03:53 that

increible

hora

unbelievable 

hour

  .

not yet four

when they

shuffle to

their seats

seven beers

14 tequilas

and 20 dances

later

.

the norteño


still rolls

todavia
rueda

el norteño

.

que llegan

las cuatro horas

that four o'clock arrives

.

y


todos

sentados

piensan de

dormir

and

everyone sits

thinking of sleep

.







from notes scribbled in the bars on 22/23 September 2000 (file not available at this time) with Nina and other artists in the Turistico and later la Ballena as revisedited later.

Another version with practically no Spanish is also floating around somewhere. [PHILIP: Find and Link, pleez.]


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