El corrido del Colimocho

Author: 
Valerie León
Year: 
2011
Place Winner: 
3rd Place

Voy a cantar un corrido de un caballo muy ligero
Allá en Tucson, Arizona es muy bien reconocido.
No quisiera presumir pero tengo que decir,
Le dicen el Colimocho después de ponerle el ojo.

Todos le tienen antojo pero no pueden con el potro
Ya tiene 30 carreras y ni un caballo le ha llegado.
En el día 6 de febrero por allá en Tres Puntas
Se amarró la carrera de caballos de primera.

Era el Colimocho contra la famosa Reina.
Dos familias enemigas apostaban lo que no tenían,
Llegó el día que todos esperaban para ver cuál familia triunfaba
Alistaban los caballos y les dieron una calentada.

Eran dos enemigos que se la estaban rifando
Se soltaron los caballos, parecía que iban volando.
Desafortunadamente la famosa Reina se iba quedando
Llegaron hasta la meta y el Colimocho ganando.

Se dio la vuelta el potro y toda la gente aplaudiendo.
Vino la familia a cobrar, los contras no quisieron pagar
Y se empezaron a pelear
Pues no había de otro, se cobraron con la troca.

Así se fueron los compas con la cabeza en alto
Fueron festejando y llevaban tres días
Y tres noches con la banda pistiando
Se fue la noche con la voz de Mando.

Al día siguiente hubo fiesta en la sierra
Mientras los contras lloraban
Los otros felices días pasaban con billetes en las bolsas
Solitos mandaban sin que nadie les dijera nada.

Ya ha ganado varias carreras
Y no hay ni un caballo que le haya roto las barreras.
Las patas las tiene de oro, pues Dios nos mandó este tesoro
Pues al famoso dueño le dicen el Doroteo.

Ya ha ganado mucho dinero
Y hasta ahorita sigue siendo el primero
Ya se fue el corrido del Colimocho
Que siempre fue el más ligero.

 

The corrido of Colimocho
 

I’m going to sing the corrido of the fastest horse of all
Down in Tucson, Arizona he is known by one and all.
I don’t want to boast today, but I really have to say
The moment you lay eyes on him, you’ll say “Colimocho, that must be him!”

Everyone wants to ride that horse but they can’t handle him, of course
Even after thirty wins no other horse comes close to him.
On February 6th in Three Points to the west,
The race was on to see who would be the best.

Against the famous Reina Colimocho would run today.
Two rival families bet more than they could pay,
Everyone was waiting to see who would win from which family
As they each warmed up a horse to get it ready for the course.

Two enemies risked it all to try to settle a score
The horses were off flying and the crowd began to roar.
Unfortunately the famous Reina fell behind
And Colimocho was the first to cross the finish line.

As the stallion faced the crowd, the applause came roaring loud.
The family came to settle the bet, but the others said “Not yet”
They didn’t want to pay up, and a brawl was heating up
But they were out of luck, they had to pay with their truck.

So the winners walked off with their heads held high
Had a party that lasted three days and three nights
Drinking and dancing while the band played
And Mando’s voice rocked the night away.

The next day the party continued in the hills
The winners were so happy with their pockets full of bills
On top of the world, no one could put them down
While the losers cried all over the town

Now Colimocho’s been the winner of many a race
And there’s no other horse that can take his place
With golden hooves swift beyond measure, God alone sent us this treasure
His owner has earned his fame, Doroteo is his name.

He’s won lots of money and he’s never retreated,
Right up to today, he still is undefeated
Now the corrido of Colimocho is done,
The fastest of all horses under the sun.

Arizona Board of Regents