El Humahuaqueño Songs

By Edmundo P. Zalvidar

Humahuaca is the name of both a city and a valley in Northwestern Argentina, quite close to Bolivia. They are renowned for their carnaval celebrations.

The original from 1954
Roberto Carlos

Lyrics

Lle[Am]ando está el carna[F]val, quebrad[G]eño mi choli[C]tai
Llegando está el carnaval, quebradeño mi cholitai

[Am]Fiesta de la que[C]brada, humahua[E]queña para bai[Am]lar
[Am]Herque, charango y [C]bombo carnava[E]lito para can[Am]tar

[F]Quebradeño, [G]humahuaqueñi[C]to (x2)

Fiesta de la quebrada, humahuaqueña para bailar
Herque, charango y bombo carnavalito para cantar

Translation

Carnaval is almost here, valley-dweller my andean highlander
Carnaval is almost here, valley-dweller my andean highlander

Festival of the valley, girl from Humahuaca to sing with
[three traditional folkloric instruments] to dance with

Valley dweller, person from Humahuaca
Valley dweller, person from Humahuaca

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