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Kirk Family Band: Music

Maria Isabel

(theJkirks)
2008-01-24
Kirks
I believe in the man in the lemon cart
I believe in Mary in chains
Got to believe it cause Mary hurt my head once
Got to believe it for Maria Isabel
And it’s all sons that’s what daddies are
and it’s all about love, you just can’t have enough
and its all about time got to count and feel it
Maria Isabel Maria Isabel Maria Isabel
and it’s all about music that’s what women are
and its all about love you just can’t get enough
and it’s all about peace you got to breath and feel it
Maria Isabel Maria Isabel Maria Isabel
I believe in the man in the lemon cart
I believe in Mary in chains
Got to believe it cause Mary hurt my head once
Got to believe it for Maria Isabel etc.


Story of the song - We got to know the Uh Marrufo family band (above) on a spring vacation to Mexico a couple of years ago. Father Bibiano, and sons were the house band at the Hacienda Chitchen and played the amazing guitar based Mayan/Mariachi music for which that general area is apparently well known. One of the standards they play is "Maria Isabel". However our version of "Maria Isabel" attached is an original blues - very different from the standard version and here is why.... The Uh Marrufo's eldest son Jaime (who incidently will be married today! Sunday March 16) asked us back to their home in Pitze to play music with them one afternoon. We had a blast and one of the things that made it such fun was that everything we played with them was greeted with the same reaction ... a broad smile and the statement "ah THE BLUES"... Jaime, his father and the boys described every song we played together as a "blues" - If we had sung happy birthday they would have described it as a "blues"... it became a running joke. Later on the beach we decided to write a song about the experience of playing with these guys using a blues progression . - the song "Maria Isabel" - linked below - is the result. To explain the lyrics - Mr. Uh Marrufo has a lemonaid cart business and on the way out of their home was a statue of Maria unfortunately suspended on a patform by the door just above eye level ... which can be a barrier to exit for someone over 5 feet tall... Our "Maria Isabel" is also fairly serious - a song for Jaime on his wedding day, all the Uh Marrufo's and in memory of their daughter - Maria Isabel - who tragically passed away before her time as a teen due to lack of availability of medical care in Pitze. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Jackson plays some awesome lead guitar on this one. He will be back on sax as requested for the next song. Maria Isabel is Song #5 in our 26 song in 2008 marathon.