De Guantanamo

Submitted by jon on Sat, 06/02/2018 - 18:45

  1. de guantanamo.mp3
Written By
Jon Griffin, Yunior Terry, Miguel Martinez
Primary Music Style

Jon Griffin - Guitar

Miguel Martinez - Cuban tres

Yunior Terry - Bass


Track Notes

This was recorded in 1999 on the first tour of Ban Rarra in the USA.
The CD is available on iTunes, Amazon, or at



De Guantánamo a La Habana

De La Habana a Nueva York

De Nueva York a San Francisco

Y en Los Angeles estoy yo


Conocí a una cubana que en Los Angeles vivía

Y ella se asombra señores con lo que el coro decía

Ella siempre estuvo brava cuando a la casa llegué

La fiesta estaba tan buena que allí mismo me quedé


Al final de todo eso,

Ella se metió en su mente (x2)

Que la música cubana, el changüí no es diferente, eh, eh, eh


Ella se empezó  a meter

de una manera espantosa  (x2)

pero yo disimulaba pues no estoy para tus cosas

Coro 2

Pa’ tu casa voy gallinita


De Guantánamo a La Habana, etc.

English Translation


From Guantánamo to Havana

From Havana to New York

From New York to San Francisco

Now in L.A. here I am, folks


I met a Cuban lady

Who lived in L.A.

And she is crazy, gentlemen,

With what my chorus says


She was always mad

When I came home late

But the parties were so good

I just had to stay.




After all of that, she made up her mind(x2)

That in Cuban music,

Changüí is no different.


She started to get in my business (x2)

But I paid no mind,

I just wouldn’t deal with that mess.




Chorus 2

I’m coming over, baby


I’m coming home, mamasita, etc…

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