Ríu Ríu Chíu

by Frank Shirts

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Ríu Ríu Chíu is a Spanish villancico that I learned about through the Monkees, who performed a lovely a cappella arrangement on their 1967 Christmas Show. We wanted to cook up something a little different and this is what we ended up with (then we mixed the a cappella version later). Small problem: I don't speak Spanish. Good news, Paula does! And so we did our best here. I don't go for the whole virgin birth thing so much but who can resist a Christmas song that heavily features a rabid dog?

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released December 15, 2015

Produced and recorded at QuailTop, North Hollywood, December 2015 by Aaron Tap.

Vocals: Paula Kelley
Guitars, programming, and vocals:: Aaron.

Trad., arr. by Tap / Kelley

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Frank Shirts Los Angeles, California

Frank Shirts is a band featuring Aaron Tap (Matt Nathanson, ex-Betty Goo, etc.), Paula Kelley (The PKO, ex-Boy Wonder, ex-Drop Nineteens), and Eric Skodis (ex-Imperial Drag and many more). They like chorus pedals, synthesizers, and strings & horns.

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Track Name: Ríu Ríu Chíu
Ríu, ríu, chíu, la guarda ribera,
Dios guardó el lobo de nuestra cordera

[With a cry of] Ríu, ríu, chíu, the kingfisher, God kept the wolf from our Lamb

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder
Mas Dios Poderoso la supo defender
Quíso la hacer que no pudiese pecar
Ni aun original esta virgen no tuviera.

The raging wolf sought to bite her
but God Almighty knew to defend her
He chose to make her so that she could not sin
no original sin was found in that virgin.
Track Name: Ríu Ríu Chíu (a capella)
Ríu, ríu, chíu, la guarda ribera,
Dios guardó el lobo de nuestra cordera

[With a cry of] Ríu, ríu, chíu, the kingfisher, God kept the wolf from our Lamb

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder
Mas Dios Poderoso la supo defender
Quíso la hacer que no pudiese pecar
Ni aun original esta virgen no tuviera.

The raging wolf sought to bite her, but God Almighty knew to defend her; He chose to make her so that she could not sin; no original sin was found in that virgin.