On Your Feet - Tradición Lyrics

Broadway 2016 - The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
On Your Feet! the Musical - Tradición Lyrics


OLD MAN: (spoken)
Glorita, regálanos una canción

LITTLE GLORIA: (spoken)
I have to do the washing.

OLD MAN: (spoken)
It's a grey day here in Miami. Bring back the sun. Sing! Guaguancó

LITTLE GLORIA: (spoken)
I can't, I--

OLD MAN:
Fah la la la la la la la la la la la la!

(spoken)
Washing cleans the clothes, music cleans the soul!
Por favor, Glorita! One song? Una canción, eh?

(sung)
Fah la la la la la la la la la la la la!

LITTLE GLORIA:
Joyful music for the world
Will be our responsibility

LITTLE GLORIA & FEMALE NEIGHBOR:
To share with the world our song
Our story to pass along

LITTLE GLORIA:
And our traditions carry on

(Cheers from the neighbors.)

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

LITTLE GLORIA:
Que siga, que siga la tradición!

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición!

LITTLE GLORIA:
...?

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

LITTLE GLORIA & OLD MAN:
Es mi guaguancó, guaguancó, guaguancó

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

LITTLE GLORIA:
Que siga, que siga la tradición

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

GLORIA:
Tradition, tradition to carry on!

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

GLORIA:
From my soul my Cuba's never gone!

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

GLORIA:
It's my guaguancó, guaguancó, guaguancó

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

GLORIA:
It's tradition, tradition to carry on!

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

GLORIA:
My beautiful Cuba! Mi Cubita bella!

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga

GLORIA:
My beautiful star shines forever in Cuba!

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

GLORIA:
My beautiful Cuba! Mi Cubita bella!

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

GLORIA:
So that you never forget it!

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga

GLORIA:
Tradition, tradition, tradition to carry on!

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

GLORIA:
So let your love for our country...

NEIGHBORS:
Que siga

GLORIA:
Live now and forever!

GLORIA & NEIGHBORS:
Que siga la tradición

COMPANY:
Que siga

CONSUELA: (spoken)
Gloria Maria, this is Emilio Estefan.
He plays music with the Miami Latin Boys!

EMILIO: (spoken)
It's a pleasure to meet you!
So, your grandmother tells me that you want to be a professional songwriter.

GLORIA: (spoken)
Oh, is that what she tells you?
I'm actually studying to become a psychologist.

EMILIO: (spoken)
Is that right? Listen, we practice at my house on Tuesday nights.
Why don't you come next week?
Maybe if you want you play one of your songs for us then.

GLORIA: (spoken)
Yeah, Tuesdays are no good
I have class and then work
And after that I have to
Come back here and--
Abuela

CONSUELA: (spoken)
Yes!

CONSUELA: (spoken)
Say yes!

GLORIA: (spoken)
Fine!

CONSUELA: (spoken)
She said fine! That means yes!

EMILIO: (spoken)
Okay, alright! Good, very good! I'll see you then.


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