Me Bote de Guano – Corrected Version

Thanks for my friend Pablo, we have a corrected version of the song and lyrics…

Oooo, oooo, ooooo

Oooo, oooo, ooooo

Me gusta la GUAPERIA

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm,

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm,

Me gusta la GUAPERIA

Ahora si me bote de Guaño (3x)

Un grupo me llama bembe

El otro me llama Guaño

Un grupo me llama bembe

El otro me llama Guaño

El que me entiende me entiende

Y AL QUE NO lo voy matando

Ahora si me bote de Guaño

Cuando llego a la bodega

Me hecho el sombrero pa’ atras

Cuando llego a la bodega

Me hecho el  sombrero pa ‘atras

ME DICEN VEN A TOMAR

CONMIGO SI NO HAY BOBERA

Ahora si me bote de Guaño

En seguida que me ven

Que estoy RALLANDO los diente

En seguida que me ven

Que estoy RALLANDO los diente

No saben que van hacer

PA’ PAGARME UN AGUARDIENTE

GUAÑO= seems to refer to “top man”,  sly, getting away with something, to outsmart (this makes sense to me in the context of the song); something repugnant, something dirty: related to guano=bat excrement which is black and smelly

BEMBE= refers to big lips of a black person, not always a positive atribute/racist use as a derogatory way or to refer to someone “jokingly” accepted racist knick name for someone: or in this context it refers to someone who has ability to sing. which would explain why they would want to pay him a drink. related BEMBÉ refers to a party with drum playing related to santería religion worship or a nice party not necessarily religious where there is singing too and is very prevalent in cuba.

GUAPERIA= SWAGERING, COCKY MANNER

Y AL QUE NO= and whomever doesn’t (understand)

bobera= being slow minded (he is saying he is not dumb)

RALLANDO=in this context is to “peel” a smile, to flash a big smile

PA’  (PARA) PAGARME UN AGUARDIENTE=  to pay for a drink of moonshine

bodega=corner store where they se;; food but also is a bar/they sell liquour

Oooo, oooo, ooooo
Oooo, oooo, ooooo
I like to be Cocky
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm,
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm,
I like to be Cocky
I’ve outdone myself as Guaño (3x)
A group calls me bembe
The other calls me Guaño
A group calls me bembe
The other calls me Guaño
Who understands me understand me
and who doesnt I will kill him
I’ve outdone myself as Guaño (3x)
When I arrive at the bar
I put  my hat facing backwards
When I arrive at the bar
I put  my hat facing backwards
they tell me: come drink!
(of course I do) I am  not dumb (rephrase)
Now, yes, I’ve outdone myself as Guaño?? (3x)
Right away, when they see me
I’m grinning (showing my teeth)
Right away, when they see me
I’m grinning (showing my teeth)
They do not know how they’ll do
to pay for a drink of moonshine
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