Riu Riu Chiu

kingfisherI was looking for a version of “Riu Riu Chiu” to share that I have on vinyl from the early 80’s. Not on YouTube. Maybe someday I’ll record my own version and post it here.

The “nonsense” title is thought to be the call of the kingfisher. But the wolf is also at the door …

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder
Mas Dios Poderoso la supo defender

The raging wolf sought to bite her,
but God Almighty knew to defend her

I did find this surprising rendition from 1967. On second thought, maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised–those guys were quite talented musicians.

I like this even more contemporary version by Andreas Prittwitz and his band.


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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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