Corrido de la familia Jiménez

Author: 
Nancy Jiménez
Year: 
2009
Place Winner: 
2nd Place
School: 
Desert View High School

En el año de 2007,
En mes de agosto corría,
Se movieron a Tucson
Leonardo con su familia.

Se vinieron de Nevada
Porque una casa querían,
Tenían varias opciones
Con personas que vendían.

Después de un largo tiempo,
Leonardo se decidía
A firmar un contrato
De dos acres que él quería.

Pero su esposa renuente
No lo quería firmar,
“Dénme chanza, 2, 3 meses
A ver si me va a gustar”.

El dueño dijo sonriente,
“Entonces les voy a rentar”,
Después de un mes de renta
A su esposa le empezó a gustar.

“Me gusta mucho el terreno
Sí se lo voy a pagar,
Vámonos derecho al banco
A ver si me van a prestar”.

Se fueron directo al banco
Para un préstamo agarrar,
Con mucha confianza
El banco les iba a prestar.

Por fin se hizo el contrato,
Leonardo estaba alegrado
Con su familia felices
Hasta amaneció desvelado.

Ya con esto me despido
Con el refrán que he compuesto
“Ahora hay que trabajar
Para que no suba el impuesto”.

 

Corrido of the Jiménez Family

In the year 2007
As the month of August began
Leonardo and his family
Came to live in Tucson.

They came here from Nevada
Looking to buy a home,
There were a lot to choose from
That they could call their own.

After a long time,
Leonardo made up his mind,
He found two acres he wanted
And he was ready to sign.

But his wife was hesitant,
“First let’s see if we like it,
Give me 2, 3 months,
Just a little time to try it.”

“I’d be glad to rent it to you,”
The owner said with a smile,
And his wife began to like it
After renting for a while.

“I really like this place,
It’s starting to feel like home,
Let’s go off to the bank
And try to get a loan.”

They went off to the bank
To apply for a loan,
The bank said yes right away,
They were going to have their home.

At last they signed the papers,
Leonardo couldn’t wait,
They celebrated all night long
And into the next day.

It’s time to say farewell
And as you know, the fact is
“It’s time to get to work
Before they raise our taxes.”

Arizona Board of Regents