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#412102 - 05/13/17 09:23 PM [User Showcase] Old Ranchero Song
gruverider Offline

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1427

Growing up the son of a Mexican-American mother and a Cajun-American father I listened to a lot of Mariachi music and Cajun music. In the mid- nineteenth century Germans migrated all along the Gulf of Mexico and they brought their waltzes and accordions with them. I can't help but believe that they influenced the Cajuns and Mexicans as there are so many musical similarities.

I've had the first verse for several years and this year wrote the rest. The timing could not have been better with the new Mariachi Realtracks.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: El Ranchero Song
Key=E , Tempo 170, Length (m:s)=2:35

Style is _NAYARIT.STY (Nayarit Mariachi Waltz w Trumpet)

RealTracks in style: 2572:Trumpet, Background MelodicOldWorldWaltz Ev 180 (1TrackHornSection)
RealTracks in style: 2821:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm MariachiWaltz Ev 150
RealTracks in style: 2822:Vihuela, Rhythm MariachiWaltz Ev 150
RealTracks in song: 2573:Horn Section, Rhythm MelodicOldWorldWaltz2Part Ev 180
RealTracks in song: 2569:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm OldWorldWaltz Ev 180
RealDrums in style: PopWaltzEven8^7-a,b:Brushes, Sidestick


Ranchero Song (5-12-16)

I once loved a horse named Izquierdo/ He had such a time turning right
When we tried to leave San Antonio/ we circled that city all night

I rescued a dog named Cerveza/ But I could not get him to eat
He spent all of his time drinking/ and wandering around in the street

My Ex left her calico Cinco/ who thought shaking hands was a jive
And every time that I went near her/ she raised up a paw for high five

Now it’s just me and my Bonita/ she’s seen me through trouble and strife
She said “Love I never will leave you”/ So I made that old goat my wife

Caballero, old Vaquero, I’m just a humble Ranchero
Tell Izquierdo, gato y perro/ that me and Bonita are fine

#412277 - 05/14/17 03:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4231
Loc: South Carolina
Fun song to wake up to this morning. The new Mariachi Realtracks served you well. Enjoyed listening this morning.

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#412283 - 05/14/17 04:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5613
Loc: Florida
HAHAHA! Laugh-out-loud funny! A clever write.

Nice no-holds-barred vocal.

An terrific listen...

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#412292 - 05/14/17 06:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alabama, USA

Is this funny, or what? We say funny - loved that ending! Love the way you broke your voice for the high notes. If I did that, I'd be in the hospital for weeks!

We're still smiling.

Si se mantienen la escritura y el canto, te mantenga escucha!

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#412296 - 05/14/17 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2648
Loc: Florida
Lawrence, Very funny and entertaining write. Nice full voice and some fine semi yodels. There is Mariachi music in the air where we live and I hear it and enjoy it every day. Loved everything about this. Tom

#412300 - 05/14/17 06:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4576
Loc: Florida
Brilliant. Thanks for the smile, Lawrence.


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#412324 - 05/14/17 03:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
Robertkc Offline

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1298
Great fun! Love that yodel in your voice and the background horns are perfect. Clever lyrics too; thanks for the smiles.


#413053 - 05/15/17 03:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
rsdean Offline

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2877
Loc: Woodstock, NY

So COOL! Loved it!

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#413281 - 05/15/17 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
44kfl Offline

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1402
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Marty Robbins!

I love it, I think it's my new favorite song

I don't understand, no entiendo

but esta bien

this should be on every Ranchero radio station!


#413297 - 05/15/17 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
Scott C Online   content

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2908
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Loved this tune as well. Very funny lyric. Excellent vocal and backtrack. Marty Robbins would be impressed :-)
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#413344 - 05/15/17 01:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 680
Great work on this! Excellent vocals on this and very easy to listen to. Well done! smile

#413376 - 05/15/17 06:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alabama, USA
Back for another smile and appreciation of this fine work!
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#413688 - 05/16/17 06:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5308

The history of music melting pots is always fascinating -- thanks for the background.

Those first two lines set it up -- nobody could lose interest after that.

And man, the vocal is standout. You effortlessly move amongst genres...always maintaining your signature sound but working so well in disparate styles.

A wonderful listen!


Edit: We just came back for more listens...over the top good.

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#413720 - 05/16/17 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: Robertkc]
Greg Johnson Online   content

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3796
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Great fun! Love that yodel in your voice and the background horns are perfect. Clever lyrics too; thanks for the smiles.


Yeah!! What a great treat Lawrence!! Always love your stuff. This is so clever and funny. AND, man, do I wish I could hold a note like that!!! AWESOME!!! Take care. Greg

#413761 - 05/16/17 06:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Old Ranchero Song [Re: gruverider]
Torrey Bliss Online   content

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1224
Loc: Missouri
Lawrence, your vocal on this is outstanding! This is great! I had never thought about the German waltz connection to this genre of music but it makes sense. Thanks, Torrey

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