“Chiquitita”, revisited‏

by richibi

Dear Richard:

The lyrics don’t make sense to me from a Mexican perspective. They do from a Spanish Republican perspective, particularly as they were written by a European from a country which decidedly was on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, at a time in recent history when Spanish Republican veterans could finally come out into the open (i.e. after Franco died and a constitutional democracy was established in Spain).

It would be interesting to find out for sure.


do you think this might help, Jim, just click


psst: a great read on the consequences
of the Spanish Civil War, by Javier
, The Anatomy of a Moment