'El Aguacatero' (The Avocado Grower)

We first heard "El Aguacatero" by Los Originales de San Juan on KFON 1490AM ("La Estación de la Raza") in Austin and then found this version online. The lyrics here were transcribed and translated by Claudia Alarcón and Robert Mendoza. – MM Pack

'El Aguacatero' por Los Originales de San Juan

Soy michoacano, señores, nacido y criado en Zamora

Me gusta jalar la banda para escuchar la tambora

Andando alegre les juro que mi bolsa nunca llora

En Michoacán soy nacido aguacatero de oficio

Yo no le saco a la chamba me gusta jalar macizo

Creo que ya estoy grandecito para mantenerme el vicio

Tóquenle musicos que ando como agua pa chocolate

y que nos sirvan las otras aqui pa todos mis cuates

Si se me acaba el dinero les pago con aguacates

A mi me gusta el tequila porque sale del maguey

Pero me gusta comprarlo pa que le hacemos al guey

No me gusta emborracharme con aguita de culey

Cuando agarro la botella yo duro hasta una semana

No le hace que me critiquen ando gastando mi lana

Yo puedo hacer con mi vida lo que a mi me de la gana

Lléguenle a su guacamole ahí traigo los aguacates

Agarren que ando de buenas nomás no me los maltraten

Si no compran no mallugen porque el producto se bate

Pa quitar lo bravo al chile, se necesita tomate

Para comerse un bolillo, no hay como un buen chocolate

Pa darle sabor al taco

Hace falta el aguacate

Ya se va el aguatero pero regreso mas tarde

Mientras el árbol dé bolas lo demas me importa madre

Yo soy puro michoacano aunque a muchos no les cuadre

'The Avocado Grower' by Los Originales de San Juan

I'm Michoacáno, gentlemen, born and raised in Zamora

I like to bring the band to hear the tambora.

Happy-go-lucky, my wallet's never closed

Born in Michoacán, I'm an avocado grower

I don't shirk my job, I do my share

I believe I'm old enough to support my bad habits

Play for me, musicians, I'm hot to trot, pour out drinks for all my pals

If I don't have enough money, I'll pay you in avocados

I love buying tequila that comes from the maguey

Why pretend, I can't get drunk on Kool-Aid

When I take to the bottle, I keep on for a week

I don't care who puts me down

I'm blowing my dough and I do what I please

Tuck into your guacamole, I've brought the avocados

Grab them, I'm in a good mood,

But don't mistreat them because it spoils the good ones

To tame the chile's heat, you need some tomatoes.

To eat a bolillo, nothing beats some good chocolate

To give flavor to a taco

Avocados are indispensable

This avocado grower is off now, but I'll be back later

As long as the trees bear fruit, I don't care about the rest

I'm authentic Michoacáno, like it or not.

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