El corrido de "Mr. V"

Author: 
Araceli Valenzuela
Year: 
2010
Place Winner: 
1st Place
School: 
Pueblo Magnet High School
Ringtone: 

Voy a cantar un corrido
De un hombre que ha inspirado
A corazones de muchos niños
Un merecido bien dado

Es mi tata, para empezar
Alfredo Valenzuela es su nombre
Quién iba a imaginar
Que Thatcher, Arizona nos diera este hombre

Un humilde vaquero
El junio veintiocho del cuarenta y cinco nació
Amable, trabajador y sincero
Religioso por su madre creció

Llegó a Tucson con el sueño
De enseñar a niños pobres a tocar
Pa’ la música él era un genio
Él solo se puso a educar

En Davis fundó Mariachi Las Aguilitas
Y con los años se empezó a formar
Músicos del Barrio Anita
Tocando por toda la comunidad

Por sus tantos años de enseñanza
Al “Mr. V” le dieron un honor
Llegó a lograr su esperanza
De hoy y en adelante le llamarán “Doctor”

Aquí terminamos cantando
“Estrellita” que a su Evangelina dedicó
Mi abuelito, yo te sigo amando
Un hombre como usted no hay dos

 

Corrido of “Mr. V” 

I’m going to sing the corrido
Of a man who has inspired
The hearts of many children
Both beloved and admired

To begin with, he is my grandpa
Alfredo Valenzuela is his name
Who would have ever imagined
That Thatcher, Arizona would give us his fame

He was born a humble cowboy
In 1945 on June 22
His mother brought him up religious,
Friendly, hardworking, and true

He was a musical genius
And his dream was to help
Poor children learn to play music
So he educated himself

At Davis School he founded
Mariachi Las Aguilitas
And played all over the community
With Músicos del Barrio Anita

For his many years of teaching
He received an honorary degree
Now and from this day forward
They’ll call him “Dr. V”

Now we’ll sing “Estrellita”
Dedicated to Evangelina, his wife
There’s no one else like you, Grandpa
I’m so lucky you are in my life

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