Huellas del Pasado ... Footprints from the Past

Corridos chapter title


Este es el corrido de Francisco Moraga;
es un héroe y muy trabajador.
Es un hombre honesto y noble;
un hombre inteligente y encantador.

(estribillo)
Trabaja de jardinero;
así es Francisco, sí señor.

Francisco nació en Tucson, Arizona;
es un buen padre y proveedor.
Trabaja él muy duro
para que sus hijos vivan mejor.

(estribillo)
Trabaja de jardinero;
así es Francisco, sí señor.

Es un hombre muy alegre
nunca está de mal humor.
Sueña que sus hijos salgan adelante,
les da consejos y mucho amor.

(estribillo)
Trabaja de jardinero;
así es Francisco, sí señor.

Que Dios nunca olvide a Francisco
y lo cuide hoy y siempre.
Aquí termina mi canción
de un hombre muy valiente.

(estribillo)
Trabaja de jardinero;
así es Francisco, sí senor
.

Rodolfo Moraga entrevista a su padre, Francisco Moraga, para poder escribir su corrido
Rodolfo Moraga entrevista a su padre, Francisco Moraga,
para poder escribir su corrido


Rodolfo Moraga
Rodolfo Moraga
   I like to rhyme so I thought writing my corrido was a lot of fun. I learned things about my dad I didn't know before; things he did when he was little. I didn't write everything in my corrido. I didn't think I was going to get it done but I worked real hard and finally finished it. It was hard putting it together. It took a long time and I was very happy at the end. I wanted to do it in Spanish because I thought my dad would like it better. I think my dad will be very proud when he finds out that my corrido is done.
   My corrido rhymes every forth verse. I had to use the dictionary to look for words that would describe my dad and would rhyme. I changed words around many times until I found the right ones. Some of the words I found, I had never heard before. I learned lots of new words and their meanings.

   My dad loves Mexican music. When he hears the music he dances all around the house. I am happy I wrote the corrido about my dad, he's the most special person to me.

- Rodolfo Moraga

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