It is thought this might be one of the oldest known songs, a war dance song sung to the sun. (source) (source)
The Maya peoples lived in what is now southeastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras, and El Salvador. (source)

Lyrics - Maya

(Mayan folk song)

Conex, conex palanxen, xicubin, xicubin yocolquin. (repeat three times)


Xtoles = Chitoles

Konesh, konesh pah leh shen, sheekoobeen, sheekoobeen yoh kol keen.

English Translation

Let’s go, let’s hurry boys, for the sun setting. (repeat three times)


See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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