The Vargas War (La guerra de los Vargas)

Author:
Unknown. Lyrics modifed by political prisoners.
Testimony by:
Luis Cifuentes Seves
Place & date:
Campamento de Prisioneros Chacabuco, November 1973 - February 1974

This old Venezuelan song, written by an unknown songwriter, and that has had many variations, was performed by Los de Chacabuco in during the camp’s weekly show.


Published on: 13 January 2015


Modified lyrics:

The clan war of the Vargas family
in the mountains began
over a skinny cow
that Morillo stole.

That’s what Robertico said when they crossed the bridge,
and now you shall see
that the Vargas are brave.

That’s what Robertico said when they crossed the river
and now you shall see
that the Vargas have spirit.

I shoot, shoot, shoot,
shoot, shoot
because the clan war of the Vargas family
in the mountains began.