Lyrics

Cerca’e la laguna sale el chiriguare, (repeat)
con rabo de burro y boca de bagre. (repeat)

Refrain
Chiriguare, chiriguare, zamurito te va comé.
Te va comé, te va comé, te va comé, te va comé
Te va comé, te va comé,
Ya te comió.

Dicen los vecinos del pueblo’e Campoma (repeat)
que tiene pezuña y tiene corona. (repeat)

El brujo Machuco con sus dos peones (repeat)
mata al chiriguare con sus oraciones. (repeat) Refrain

Sale el zamurito que estaba escondío (repeat)
bailando un joropo se comió al podrío. (repeat) Last Refrain

Last Refrain
Chiriguare, chiriguare, zamurito te va comé.
Te va comé, te va comé, te va comé, te va comé
Te va comé, te va comé,
¡Ya te comió!

Translation – The Caracara (bird of prey in the falcon family)

Near the lagoon the caracara comes out, (repeat)
With a donkey tail and a catfish mouth. (repeat)

Refrain
Caracara, caracara, the vulture’s going to eat you. (repeat)
It’s going to eat you, it’s going to eat you…

The neighbors from the town of Campoma say, (repeat)
It has hooves and it has a crown, (repeat) Refrain

The Wizard Machuco with his two assistants, (repeat)
Kill the caracara with his prayers. (repeat) Refrain

The vulture comes out, tt was hiding, (repeat)
Dancing a joropo*, he eats the rotten thing. (repeat) Last Refrain

Last Refrain
Caracara, caracara, the vulture’s going to eat you. (repeat)
It’s going to eat you, it’s going to eat you…
Now he ate you!

*joropo = Venezuelan national dance


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