NO ME CUMBEN (That’s Not For Me)
Nicómedes Santa Cruz
(Festejo)
Performed by Nicómedes Santa Cruz
Written by Nicómedes Santa Cruz
From the album: Lo Mejor Del Ritmo Negro Peruano
©1973 El Virrey 1226

I wouldn’t marry a black woman
Even if the devil dragged me
Because she has white eyes
and her lower lip is red
Like that one who is sitting down
Like that one who’s standing up

Neither would I get married with a mulata or a white woman
Because they make little black kids
With their color all washed out
Like that one who is sitting down
Like that one who’s standing up

I don’t know with whom I want to get married
“Marry a bottle maker, that would be the best for you”
Well, that bottle maker is not the best for me
Bottle makers sell bottles, he could sell me as well
“Marry a carpenter, that would be the best for you”
Well, that carpenter is not the best for me
Carpenters cut wood, he could cut me as well
“Marry a baker, that would be the best for you”
Well, that baker is not the best for me
Bakers knead the flour, he could knead me as well
It’s not the best for me
That’s not for me