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- For the Gipsy Kings song, see "Bamboléo"
|Single by Simón Díaz|
|from the album Caballo Viejo|
|Genre||Folk (Música Llanera)|
"Caballo Viejo" (English: Old Horse) is a Venezuelan folk song created (lyrics & music) by Simón Díaz, which appears on the 1980 album Caballo Viejo. It has become one of the most important folk songs in Venezuela and is already regarded as a classic. "Bamboléo", a potpourri by the Gipsy Kings has some verses from Caballo Viejo, and it is also very well-known internationally. The song was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007.
Versions / Translations
This song has been translated into many different languages.
It has been recorded as "Caballo Viejo" or as "Bamboleo" by tens of singers such as Celia Cruz, Papo Lucca y la Sonora Ponceña, María Dolores Pradera, Julio Iglesias, Gilberto Santa Rosa, José Luis Rodríguez "El Puma", Polo Montañes, Freddy López, Oscar D'León, Celso Piña, Rubén Blades, Roberto Torres, Plácido Domingo.