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latin night is monday

(for alejandro at the ribeltad)

monday night is latin night
every night some other slot
on monday mambo
tuesday good-foot
wednesday belly-slither
thursday sleep
friday catch riffs
saturday make yr own music

monday night is latin night
i wanna bomba wednesday
are you gonna arrest me
for gettin my rhythms confused
i cd good-foot thursday
to make up for missin the beat

monday night is latin night
but trumpets & conga are my blood
i shd seek out a coffin
fly outta hydrant/ monday
night is latin night
they are very strict/ how we live
is important business/ latin night only monday
is contagious/ dangerous
let us be ourselves/ every day

Written by Ntozake Shange (1914-2018)


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