Chan Chan (English translation)

  • Artist: Buena Vista Social Club
  • Featuring artist: Compay Segundo
  • Song: Chan Chan 8 translations
  • Translations: Albanian, Croatian, Dutch, English #1, #2, #3, German, Turkish
English translationEnglish

Chan Chan

Versions: #1#2#3
"From Alto Cedro, I go to Marcane,
I get to Cueto, I head for Mayari."
"The love that I'm feeling,
Cannot be denied,
I want you all over,
It's something I can't hide.
"Johnnie and Chan Chan,
Are playing in the sand,
Johnnie shakes her sifter,
He wants to be her man.
"'I see a friendly tree trunk,
I want to sit me down,
Clear out the path, please,
And I will stay around.'
"From Alto Cedro, I go to Marcane,
I get to Cueto, I head for Mayari."
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Submitted by Thomas Whitney RoddThomas Whitney Rodd on Tue, 28/03/2017 - 19:33
Author's comments:

This translation draws freely on two previous translations on this site. I do not speak Spanish well and this version is more designed for singability and flavor than fidelity to the original words.


Chan Chan

phantasmagoriaphantasmagoria    Tue, 28/03/2017 - 19:39

For me as a native Spanish speaker, the second English translation is the closest, in case you want to read it and make sense of the song.

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