El Cóndor Pasa

“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


©️2018 Ontheland

Carpe Diem #1443: Music to close our journey

11 thoughts on “El Cóndor Pasa

  1. And what a home for them! 😀 Janice, this song always lifts my spirits, as I feel I soar with the condors! I had no idea about its history … thank you for enlightening us and I love that this is the national song for Peru! Happy Weekend!

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  2. Janice, thank you for the beauty you have given in this post. First your great poem which so
    captures the flight of the Condor and their beautiful habitat.
    I have this song and it is one I so love. Now, with the film I feel the Condor, the sky and the mountains
    lift me above all mundane. Tears fall from so much beauty.

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