"Moliendo Café" ("Grinding Coffee") [!!]
Sung by: Mario Suárez (Original Version - 1958)
Lyrics & Composition: Hugo Blanco & J(osé) M(anzo) Perroni
Arrangement: Hugo Blanco & J(osé) M(anzo) Perroni

Song from at least:
[1 album] - Moliendo Café

»Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)
»Spanish & Translation Courtesy of: Parang Songs

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Cuando la tarde languidece renacen las sombras,
Y en la quietud los café tales vuelven a sentir
Esta triste canción de amor de la vieja molienda,
Que, en la quietud de la noche parece decir:

Una pena de amor, una tristeza,
Lleva el zambo Manuel en su amargura
Pasa incansable la noche moliendo café

Cuando la tarde languidece renacen las sombras,
Y en la quietud los café tales vuelven a sentir
Esta triste canción de amor de la vieja molienda,
Que, en la quietud de la noche parece decir:

Una pena de amor, una tristeza,
Lleva el zambo Manuel en su amargura
Pasa incansable la noche moliendo café

Da da da...

When the evening wanes, the shadows are born again.
And in the silence, the coffee estates hear
This sad love song of the old mill,
That, in the quiet of the night, seems to say:

A pain of love, a sadness,
Which knock-kneed Manuel bears in his bitterness,
He spends the night tirelessly grinding coffee.

When the evening wanes, the shadows are born again.
And in the silence, the coffee estates hear
This sad love song of the old mill,
That, in the quiet of the night, seems to say:

A pain of love, a sadness,
Which knock-kneed Manuel bears in his bitterness,
He spends the night tirelessly grinding coffee.

Da da da...
Oasis Heart3's Note:
[!!] This is the original version of "Coffee Rumba". (^^) It was written in 1958 by Venezuelan composer Hugo Blanco, and his uncle, J(osé) M(anzo) Perroni. But at the time, Hugo was still a minor so his uncle copyrighted it alone. This caused a MAJOR problem/fued, and they kept arguing over who the real creator/owner was even when J.M. Perroni was on his deathbed.

     Anyway...three years after the song debuted (ie: 1961), the song was rewritten in Japanese, renamed as "Coffee Rumba", and was first performed by Sachiko Nishida. The song has since been covered by other countries around the world, including Italy. (In Italy, the song is still called "Moliendo Café", and it was first performed in 1962 by a woman called Mina.)