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Three Mariachis


"Three Mariachis"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

Three mariachis, a band of fools

All dressed up, riding three mules

Amigos for sure, they take it slow

Waiting for the dinner crowd to show

They have three cervezas, to get in the mood

As the cooks begin to prepare the food

For the couples on vacation, love’s always in the air 

The mariachis play with no worries or cares

They take a break, three tacos with cheese 

Then in their second set, three senoritas say please

Please play for us a song we all know 

And as the mariachis play, their lonely hearts begin to show

They rove and weave through the tables with ease

The strolling troubadours, they play then they leave

No tip, no matter, they smile anyway

Happy just to sing and play

The senoritas then ask if they could show them the town 

So the mariachis do ‘till the sun goes down

And when the sun comes up, they are lonely again 

The three senoritas have no more time to spend

They are on their way back to their home town 

And the three mariachis back to make their rounds

They rove and weave through the tables with ease

The strolling troubadours, they aim to please

No tip, no matter, they smile anyway

Happy just to sing and play

Copyright © ℗ 2010 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Three Mariachis
Album cover photo by Lenore Cooley
Song from the album Sense Of Belonging
Position Track # 3
Duration 2:08
Released June 21st, 2010
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, norteno, mariachi
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, acoustic guitar & bass, maracas, grito; Lenore Cooley - accordion
Track Chronology

"Three Mariachis"

"Find My Way Back Home"

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Brief Description

This is the hit party song on the album.  I originally wrote it as a much slower ballad-style song in an odd time signature, and Lenore suggested speeding it way up.  Quite frankly, my first opinion of it was that it was sort of a novelty song, and not really a keeper - just mediocre, until I played it fast like this.  Then I asked if she would play accordion on it, which she did.  The speed and the accordion are the highlights that make this song great.  I love Mexican music and culture, and suspect Mexican people will be flattered by and appreciate an attempt by a gringo dude from Michigan to write a song that comes close to their Norteno style like this.  This has strong potential as a single in the right market, which is why I've released it on iTunes Mexico.  I may sound crazy for saying so, but I have to assume you are crazy if you don't like this song.  Similar to polka, you can't help but smile when you hear this.  Wow, I've never been so confident and bold about one of my own songs, but this is one of my favorites.  For me, it conjures up the experience of being at one of those restaurants where they come to your table to seranade you, and you wonder what their personal lives are like.

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