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Cinco De Mayo tunes?

Discussion in 'Band Wagon' started by Wallo Tweed, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2011
    Penn's Woods
    We are not booked to play to play Cinco De Mayo,
    but we are booked for May 4th, (the star wars holiday). So maybe we should have a few songs to go with the 5th. Anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks
     

  2. Pineears

    Pineears Tele-Holic

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    Jun 25, 2016
    Texas
    Que Paso - Texas Tornadoes.
     
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  3. aerhed

    aerhed Tele-Afflicted

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    Dec 24, 2016
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    Tequila, duh.
     
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  4. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    Anything by Santana, Malo or War?
     
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  5. ddewerd

    ddewerd Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Guacamole, also by Texas Tornados

    Both this and Que Paso are super easy, just 3 chords each

    I can tab some simple licks that I play, just let me know

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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  6. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2011
    los angeles
    I would look into the Los Lobos catalogue. Great stuff. Or, is that inappropriate that I said that? Was trying to be sincere actually. I really like LL sound. Ok, LL is great anytime of year.
     

  7. Pineears

    Pineears Tele-Holic

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    Jun 25, 2016
    Texas
    If we don’t get a Cinco gig then we have our own party.

    We always do. I’ve Got Mexico - Eddie Raven and She Always Talked About Mexico - DAVID Ball.

    Plus any song mentioning Margaritas or Tequila.
     
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  8. RomanS

    RomanS Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 21, 2006
    Vienna, Austria
    Guy Clark "Cinco de Mayo in Memphis"
     

  9. craigs63

    craigs63 Tele-Holic

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    Aug 23, 2009
    Naperville, IL
    Mariachi Surrender from the might Cheap Trick!

     
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  10. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2011
    Penn's Woods
    Thanks all. We should be able to pick up a few of them.
     

  11. rand z

    rand z Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2004
    trumansburg, ny

  12. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    By The Levee

  13. Pineears

    Pineears Tele-Holic

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    Jun 25, 2016
    Texas
    I was going to ask for the tabs, but that seems a lot to ask. But it made my realize I need to work on my Que Paso lead. I’m inspired and working on it. Thanks.
     

  14. NJ Deadhead

    NJ Deadhead Tele-Meister

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    Jan 25, 2017
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    el paso
    Mexicali blues
     

  15. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2007
    Manassas Park, VA
    I wouldn't overthink Cinco de Mayo too much as far as Songlist, as long as you keep it upbeat, party music

    La Bamba, The Los Lobos tunes we normally play, surf, always work with us
     

  16. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    Dos Tacos-Johnny Bush and others...2 chords. We use it in a country band.
     

  17. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Someone needs to write a tune about the humble taco bowl!

     

  18. Pineears

    Pineears Tele-Holic

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    Jun 25, 2016
    Texas
    You have to do this. Glad I don’t have to learn it.

     

  19. ddewerd

    ddewerd Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Here's a starter for Que Paso. You can play the repeating notes with more or less, depending on how you pick it. Think a fast staccato attack, trying to mimic the accordion. Just using this basic pattern, you can mix it up pretty well, e.g. instead of playing more straight like I've tabbed, substitute triplets for single notes.

    In key of D, play this over the chorus chords of A and D


    Code:
    e -----------------|--------------------------------
    B --7-777-7777-8---|-------------7------------------
    G ---------------9-|--9-999-9999----7---------------
    D -----------------|--------------------------------
    A -----------------|--------------------------------
    E -----------------|--------------------------------
    
    e -----------------|--------------------------------
    B --7-777-7777-8---|--10--10-10-10--10-8-7----------
    G ---------------9-|-----------------------9-7------
    D -----------------|--------------------------------
    A -----------------|--------------------------------
    E -----------------|--------------------------------
    
    

    Cheers,
    Doug
     

  20. Pineears

    Pineears Tele-Holic

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    Jun 25, 2016
    Texas
    Thanks I tried it, that would have worked, but I’m already 75% done on something. You know, hard enough that I’ll screw it up playing it live at a gig. It didn’t seem to bad till I realized I was playing at 3/4 speed.
     

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