El Corrido de Mis Padres
"My Parents Corrido"

by Marcos Ubben

My Dad was calm and courageous
A Proudn anglo-American
Yet quite a Latin Gentleman
Who lived for Life and Affection
Mi Heroe es Mi Papa
Un Anglo-Americano
Con Corazon Panameno
Vivia para su Canto

He sailed away to find Love
Then he discovered My Mother
Along the Panama Canal
Their Love was stronger than others
Viajo con la Marina
Para conocer Mi Mama
En el Canal de Panama

En esa Tierra de Fama
They married in Little Anocn
A Town in the Old Canal Zone
Then a short time later, they moved
Sunny San Diego was now Home
Pues se casaron en Ancon
En el Ex_Zona del Canal
Poco despues se mudaron
A Nuestro San Deigo Natal

Seven challenging years past by
Untill Matt and I, hand in hand
Labored into this Life of Hope
Near Coronado Islands Sand
Se pasaron siete anos
En cuando Mateo ye Yo
Llegamos en este mundo
Cerca Isla Coronado

When we returned to Panama
To our Land of Fish and Palms
We grew up in Little Gatun
Where we Learned to Give Thanks and Alms
Regresamos a Panama
A Nuestra Tierra de Palmas
En Nuestro Pueblo de Gatun
Donde Inspire Mi Alma

I fished at the Gatun Yacht Club
On many memorable days
My big bass stories are legends
Today my Friends are still amazed
Pesque en el lago Gatun
Pase dias agradables
Mis pescados son leyendas
Los pesque con suerte y fe

Then we moved to Margarita
Close to Cristobal and Colon
I began to know my brother
Mario was taken to young
Mudamos a Margarita
Cerca Cristobal y Colon
Conociendo Mi Hermano
Mario fuistes muy joven

We’ve all long since graduated
My Dad, Bojangles, and Jackie
Our Precious Guardian Angels
Who taught us Life, Courage and Love.
Graduamos hace tiempo
Papa, Mario, y Jackie
Nuestor Angeles Guardianes
Vivieron Amor con Valor.