“I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail”–lyrics I’ve known since a long time ago when music was on vinyl LPs…when Simon & Garfunkel wrote a song called “El Cóndor Pasa”…when they didn’t know the music was not a folk song but was part of a musical play composed in 1913 by Daniel Alomía Robles of Peru.
The Cóndor has been passing over the world for over 100 years inspiring hundreds of lyrics and arrangements…in Peru it’s a beloved national song and now as I listen to the melody wings open wide to surf the Andean winds.
broad wings soaring
condor of mountain ranges
vast canyons your home