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Deck The Halls - 2016 Group Participation
Pretty Paper
I was introduced to this song by
pandapaco
pandapaco
last year, and I was determined to record it this year as a tribute to him. Also because I love finding out about Christmas traditions from around the world.

Las Posadas is celebrated in Mexico from December 16th to the 24th, in most places. Where Paco lives, it is celebrated from the 12th, right after the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is why I released it today. It is usually celebrated with an re-enactment of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and their search for a place to stay. This song is usually sung during that re-enactment.

Las Posadas literally means The Shelters. The words detail the journey of the Holy Couple from Inn to Inn, trying to find a place to stay. The lyrics, roughly translated, are these:

In the name of heaven
I ask you for shelter,
for my beloved wife
can go no farther.

This is not an inn
Get on with you,
I can not open the door,
you might be a rogue.

Do not be inhuman,
Show some charity,
God in heaven
will reward you.

You may go now
and don't bother us anymore
because if I get angry
I will beat you.

My wife is Mary.
she is the Queen of Heaven,
she will be mother
to the Divine Word.

Is that you Joseph?
Your wife is Mary?
Enter pilgrims
I didn't recognize you.

May the Lord reward you
for your charity,
and may the sky be filled
with happiness.

Happy home,
harboring on this day
the pure virgin,
the beautiful Mary.

Enter holy pilgrims, pilgrims
receive this corner
not this poor dwelling
but my heart.

Backing track created by me in Guitar Pro 6.

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Type: Music - Single Track
Published: 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Rating: General

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KingKennichu
11 months, 2 weeks ago
Great job Max
pandapaco
11 months, 1 week ago
You did a great job on this, I love it!
LoboVicente
11 months, 1 week ago
GENAIL justamente ayer fui a misa y cante esa cancion x3 aunque no me lo sabia mucho :P y ademas es una bonita cansion para las posadas
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