Caballo Viejo

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For the Gipsy Kings song, see "Bamboléo"
"Golpe Y Pasaje"
Caballo Viejo.jpg
Single by Simón Díaz
from the album Caballo Viejo
Released 1980
Format Cassette, LP
Recorded 1980
Genre Folk (Música Llanera)
Length 2:59
Label Palacio
Songwriter(s) Simón Díaz

"Caballo Viejo" (English: Old Horse) is a Venezuelan folk song written and composed by Simón Díaz,[1] which appears on the 1980 album Golpe Y Pasaje. 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.

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The 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, Gipsy Kings, Ray Coniff, Rubén Blades, Roberto Torres and Plácido Domingo. Roberto Torres's cover of the song was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007.[2]

It was covered in Serbian language under the title "Španska kraljica" (Spanish Queen) by Eurodance group Beat Street in 1995.[3]

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