Parang Parang

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Paranging in the Croisee, one night in San Jose,
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I met a parrandero who sang to me this way –
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Parang-parang, parang-parang, parang-parang. That’s what he sang.
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Oh Maria, oh Madre mia, Jesus Christ is born
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On a winter’s day, Madre mia, Happy Christmas born

CHORUS:
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Parang, parang oh, parang, parang oh,
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parang, parang oh, parang-parang.

He sang a true story of Christ in His glory
And said He’s coming back soon, if you hear parranderos croon
Parang-parang, parang-parang, parang-parang. That’s what he sang
Oh Maria, oh Madre mia, Jesus Christ is born
On a Christmas day, Madre mia, sing a happy song
Parang, parang oh, parang, parang oh, parang, parang oh, parang-parang.

I joined the parranaderos not singing calypso
I sang an aguinaldo, they shouted, “Mucho, mucho!”
Parang-parang, parang-parang, parang-parang. That’s what he sang
Oh Maria, oh Madre mia, Jesus Christ is born
On a winter’s day, Madre mia, sing a Christmas song
Parang, parang oh, parang, parang oh, parang, parang oh, parang-parang.

I’ll never forget it, parang is sweet music
I sang in Hispaniola, they shouted, “Canta, canta!”
Parang-parang, parang-parang, parang-parang. That’s what he sang
Oh Maria, oh Madre mia, Jesus Christ is born
On a Christmas day, Madre mia, sing a Christmas song
Parang, parang oh, parang, parang oh, parang, parang oh, parang-parang.
Parang, parang oh, parang, parang oh, parang, parang oh, parang-parang….