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the Monkees sing Riu Chiu

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the Monkeys sing Riu Chiu...
They played an old Monkeys episode on the TV this morning, with this song at the end...now I thought I had seen every Monkeys episode about a hundred times, but I didn't remember this one...the song Riu Chiu is in the Christian genre, but they harmonize like magic!
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Riu riu chiu, la guarda ribera;
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera,
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera.

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder,
Mas Dios poderoso la supo defender;
Quisola hazer que no pudiese pecar,
Ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera.

Riu, riu chiu...

Este qu'es nacido es el gran monarca,
Christo patriarca de carne vestido;
Hemos redemido con se hazer chiquito,
Aunqu'era infinito, finito se hiziera.

Riu, riu chiu...



Translated:

River, roaring river, guard our homes in safety,
God has kept the black wolf from our lamb, our Lady.
God has kept the black wolf from our lamb, our Lady.

Raging mad to bite her, there the wolf did steal,
But our God Almighty defended her with zeal.
Pure He wished to keep Her so She could never sin,
That first sin of man never touched the Virgin sainted.

River, roaring river...

He who's now begotten is our mighty Monarch,
Christ, our Holy Father, in human flesh embodied.
He has brough atonement by being born so humble,
Though He is immortal, as mortal was created.

River, roaring river...

lyrics thanks to this page...http://www.lyricsfreak.com/m/monkees/ri ... 95438.html


The Monkeys was my favorite show when I was growing up, I really really loved the Monkeys, so when Mikey Dolenz strolled into my flower shop several years ago, I nearly fell over. He is a regular customer now, as he lives very near the shop. I got to see him play at our local park a couple years ago... they puts on free concerts every Summer.
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That's really beautiful. Thanks for posting, ff.




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Hey there all....time to bring this one out again, tis that time of year..
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Fascinating. I also enjoyed the Monkees when I was a kid. I have several of their albums on my computer now. I'm not surprised they would've performed a Christian-oriented song on their show. And I don't think it was merely for higher ratings among the Christian segment of their audience. Much of the Hippy movement and the Jesus People movement (or "Jesus Freaks" as they were sometimes called) overlapped. There was a lot of genuine and deeply rich spirituality among Hippies (and there still is). I probably will always be a Hippy at heart.

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firebirdflys wrote: ...The Monkeys was my favorite show when I was growing up, I really really loved the Monkeys, so when Mikey Dolenz strolled into my flower shop several years ago, I nearly fell over. He is a regular customer now, as he lives very near the shop. I got to see him play at our local park a couple years ago... they puts on free concerts every Summer.
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That's so cool that you know Mickey and he's one of your customers. :)

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Hey y'all!
Thought it would be fun to bring this one up again :fairy:
Merry Merry!
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It's that time again!

Check out the old time tinsel on that tree...can't get that kind anymore.
The lead tainted tinsel of yor can't compare to that flyway stuff of today :evilwitch:

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was just viewing this on
Micky Dolenz's facebook page, the quality of the picture and sound is much better over there.
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