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Artwork by Rafael Lopez and Teresa Martínez

 

I grew up in the North East region of Mexico in a city called Monterrey, also known as "the city of mountains". This nostalgic song talks about the beauty of my hometown and the noble nature of its people. My long time friend Pamela sings with me. She is one of the kindest women I know.

Traditional. Arranged by Sonia De Los Santos; De Los Santos Music ASCAP



 

rough translation:

There's no rowdier people with a nobler heart

In the whole border  than the people from Nuevo León

With its honest people of simple nature

How beautiful is Monterrey with its Cerro de la Silla

 

The hill of the Obispado and La Mitra over there

Topo Chico on the other side and the Sierra right in front

With its honest people of simple nature

How beautiful is Monterrey with its Cerro de la Silla

 

Downtown the Ojo de Agua river with its beautiful people

They shine like the stars in the sky at night

Oh land of my dreams, who could be by your shore

How beautiful is Monterrey with its Cerro de la Silla

 

My God in the skies, a favor I want to ask

If I die in foreign lands let them take me to Monterrey

Let them bury me in the fields, in a very simple tomb

From where I can see my Cerro de la Silla

lyrics:

No hay gente más bullanguera y de noble corazón

En todita la frontera como la de Nuevo León

Con su gente tan de ley tan francota y tan sencilla

Ay qué chulo es Monterrey con su Cerro de la Silla

 

Enfrentito el Obispado y la Mitra más allá

Topo Chico al otro lado y la sierra en frente está

Con su gente tan de ley tan francota y tan sencilla

Ay qué chulo es Monterrey con su Cerro de la Silla

 

En el centro el ojo de agua con sus pollitas tan bellas

Que brillan como en el cielo por la noche las estrellas

Ay tierra de mis ensueños quien estuviera en la orilla

Ay qué chulo es Monterrey con su Cerro de la Silla

 

Ay Diosito de los cielos quiero me haga la merced

Si muero en el extranjero me lleven a Monterrey

Que me entierren en el campo en una tumba sencilla

Donde pueda yo mirar a mi Cerro de la Silla

 

 

Pamela harmony vocals John accordion Yoshi upright bass

Sonia jarana, acoustic guitar and vocals.