Sunday, January 24, 2010

Live: Gallo del Cielo

Joe Ely: Gallo del Cielo


Here we have the Tom Russell song Gallo Del Cielo. It tells a tale of one Carlos Saragosa who steals a lazy eyed fighting rooster in Mexico with the hopes of making enough money to recover land that Pancho Villa stole from his father many years earlier. So he sets off across the Rio Grande for San Antonio where he puts his plan in motion. More than a tale of a rooster and/or animal abuse (cock-fighting is illegal in the U.S.), or even of Carlos Saragosa, this song also serves as a reminder that profiting from stealing usually doesn't end well either.

Actually posted by Bert

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