Originally adapted by Ritchie Valens


Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Yo no soy marinero
Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan
Soy capitan, soy capitan
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba, bam

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba.

English translation:

In order to dance The Bamba
In order to dance the Bamba
You need a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace
For me, for you, ah up, ah up(or higher and higher)
Ah, up, up (literally "faster, faster")
By you I will be, by you I will be, by you I will be
(Por can also mean by and not just for)

I am not a sailor, 
I am not a sailor, I am a captain
I am a captain, I am a captain
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba, bam

In order To dance The Bamba
In order To dance The Bamba
You need a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace
For me, for you, ah up, ah up 


In order to dance The Bamba
In order to dance The Bamba
You need a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace
For me, for you, ah up, ah up
Ah, up, up.
For you I will be, for you I will be, for you I will be
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba.

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Show Date Venue Recording Special Notes
2010-05-29 Rock Cellar, West Orange, NJ Yes Second Set/Show Closer
2010-11-13 Venue Muisc Bar, Portland, ME Yes Encore
2012-01-20 Rack, Carrabassett, ME No Second Set/Show Closer
2012-09-28 Rusty Nail, Stowe, VT No Encore
2013-01-19 Grizzly's, Stratton Mountain, VT Yes Encore
2013-03-16 Eldo Brewery and Taproom, Crested Butte, CO Yes First Set Closer
2013-04-27 Just Jakes Pub, Montclair, NJ Yes Show/Set Closer - with Chaz Canney on saxophone / trumpet
2013-05-04 The Barn, Pittsford, VT Yes -> Hatti's Jam
2013-06-28 Frendly Gathering at Timber Ridge, Windham, VT Yes Encore
2013-07-17 Perfect Wife, Manchester, VT Yes First Set Closer
2013-07-27 Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT Yes Encore
2013-11-01 Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT Yes Second Set/Show Closer
2013-12-28 Spot Underground, Providence, RI Yes Encore
2013-03-21 Fire on the Water, Milwaukee, WI No Encore
2013-03-29 Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NY Yes Encore
2013-04-19 Spot Underground, Providence, RI Yes Encore
2014-06-28 Frendly Gathering, Timber Ridge, VT No Set Closer
2014-08-30 moe.down Music Festival, Turin, NY Yes Third Set/Festival appearance Closer - (Twiddle played three sets this day at moe.Down)
2014-09-11 The Saint, Abury Park, NJ No Encore Closer
2014-09-25 Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT Yes Show Closer
2014-11-21 Gypsy Sally's, Washinton, D.C. Yes Encore Closer - My Heart Will Go On > La Bamba
2015-02-27 The Reef, Boise, ID Yes Encore
2015-04-11 Ram's Head Live, Baltimore, MD No Encore closer
2015-05-21 Rose Music Hall, Columbia, MO Yes Encore -> Too Many Puppies -> La Bamba
2015-06-27 Frendly Gathering, Timber Ridge, VT Acoustic
2015-09-12 Colgate University, Hamilton, NY No Encore Closer - My Heart Will Go On -> La Bamba
2016-10-16.html HiFi Music Hall, Eugene, OR No Encore
2016-11-23 State Theater, Portland, ME Yes Encore
2017-03-24 Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA No Encore Opener - La Bamba > Barbeque > Funky Town > La Bamba
2017-07-20 Irving Plaza, New York, NY No Second Set Closer