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Allá En El Rancho Grande

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(Ramos, Urange & Del Moral)

Information:
This is a Mexican song. It was written in the 1920s by Silvan Ramos, E.D. Urange and J.D. Del Moral for a musical theatrical work, but now is most commonly associated with the 1936 Mexican motion picture, with the same name, in which it was sung by renowned actor and singer Tito Guízar and with mariachis.

In 1958 the song was covered by Rex Allen on his album Mister Cowboy on the Decca record label.
Elvis Presley sang the song when playing around at the rehearsals for the documentary film That's The Way It Is (on Wednesday, July 15, 1970). His performance was recorded and, in 1995, released by BMG on the box set Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential 70's masters.

Tito Guízar - 1936

Rex Allen - 1958

Elvis - Rehearsal

Lyrics:

Allá en el rancho grande
Allá donde vívía
Habi'a una rancherita
Que alegre me decía
Que alegre me decía:
"Te voy hacer unos calzones
comos los que usa el ranchero
Los comenzo de lana
Y los acabo de hierro."

In English:

There in the great ranch
There where she used to live
There used to be a cowgirl
Who joyfully used to tell me
Who joyfully used to tell me
"I'm going to make some trousers
like those which the cowboy wears
I'm starting them with wool
and I'm finishing them with iron."

Where it was released:
First released in the box set Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters
 
LPs/CDs:
- Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters (1995)

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