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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 written and composed 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.
Versions / Translations
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.
- United States Copyright Office (ed.). "WebVoyage Record View 1 - Caballo Viejo". Retrieved 2011-09-03.
- "Latin GRAMMY Hall Of Fame". Latin Grammy Award. Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
- "Information on the song and its album "Napokon" on Discogs.com".