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El Cuarto de Tula (English translation)

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Tula's Room

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In the Cachimba neighborhood there has arisen a big ruckus
In the Cachimba neighborhood there has arisen a big ruckus
There went the firefighters with their bells and their sirens
There went the firefighters with their bells and their sirens
Hey mom, what's happening?
Hey mom, what's happening?
 
In the Cachimba neighborhood there has arisen a big ruckus
In the Cachimba neighborhood there has arisen a big ruckus
There went the firefighters with their bells and their sirens
There went the firefighters with their bells and their sirens
Hey mom, what's happening?
Hey mom, what's happening?
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle
 
Someone let Ibrahim Ferrer1 know, and get the firefighters
Because Tula, sir, wants them to put out her fire2
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle
 
Here comes Elades rushing over
He's coming to see Tula's Room that caught fire
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle
 
Carlos and Marco are looking at this fire.
If it doesn't get put out now, it will get put out later - fire
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle
 
Hey Puntillita, go get Marco, so that he can get the Sierra Maestra
Get them to come quick because face it, Tula is on fire
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle
 
Hey! Marco, grab that little bucket quickly and don't stay outside, fill it with water and come to put out Tula's room which caught fire
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle
 
Tula is lit up, call the firefighters!
You see her fire, prepare your leather
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle3
 
That's some flames, boy.
Barbarito4 has gone crazy! He's gotta be committed!
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle5
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle
 
Tula's Room caught Fire
She fell asleep and didn't put out her candle
 
  • 1. This is a call out to Ibrahim to sing the next verse
  • 2. wink wink
  • 3. After this, there is a solo after which they say "on fire boy!" in response to it.
  • 4. Little Bárbaro (male for Barbara, or simply 'little barbarian')
  • 5. These are chorus repetitions with some how's thrown in
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Submitted by fscarzfscarz on 2014-06-03
Last edited by BesatniasBesatnias on 2016-04-29
Author's comments:

This is intended to help you understand the meaning of the song better. It is actually a very fun song to listen to with a lot of double entendre and it is clear that the musicians are having fun with it.

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El Cuarto de Tula

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BesatniasBesatnias    Fri, 29/04/2016 - 23:29
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Excellent translation. I edited the format.

Alexander EvainAlexander Evain    Thu, 19/05/2022 - 19:47

Barbarito is the Guitarist who's playing the solo.

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