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Veracruz
    Authors »
Jorge Calderon, Warren Zevon

    Year Written »
1978

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Date Performance 1978-00-00
Running Time 3:34
Performers Warren Zevon (Vocals), Warren Zevon (Piano), Waddy (Robert) Wachtel (Guitar), Kenny Edwards (Bass), Rick Marotta (Drums), Arthur Gerst (Mexican Harp), Luis Damian (Jarana), Manuel Vasquez (Requinto Jarocho), Jim/James R. Horn (Recorders), Jorge Calderon (Harmonies), Jorge Calderon (Spanish Vocals)
Appears On
Excitable Boy (1978)
Warren Zevon

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I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns
I heard Maria crying
Late last night I heard the news
That Veracruz was dying
Veracruz was dying

Someone called Maria's name
I swear it was my father's voice
Saying, "If you stay you'll all be slain
You must leave now - you have no choice
Take the servants and ride west
Keep the children close to your chest
When the American troops withdraw
Let Zapata take the rest"

I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns
I heard Maria calling
Saying, "Veracruz is dying
And Cuernavaca's falling"

Aquel dia yo jure
(On that day I swore)
Hacia el puerto volvere
(To the port I will return)
Aunque el destino cambio mi vida
(Even though destiny changed my life)
En Veracruz morire
(In Veracruz I shall die)
Aquel dia yo jure
(On that day I swore)

I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns
I heard them in the harbor
Saying, "Veracruz is dying"

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(C) 1978 Googolplex Music/BMI and Zevon Music/BMI. Used by permission.

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2007-09-10