Cumana Song

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The Cumana Song is a mambo song written by Barclay Allen, together with Harold Spina and Roc Hillman in 1947
1947 in music
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. Its signature riff is a fast moody change between two chords (chiefly D flat diminished sixth and C minor seventh) with some syncopation added. This song, in its original context, is in the key of E Flat minor, with some parts sounding like they come from the relative key of C minor. The suggested tempo is 180 beats per minute, and this song in its original context takes about three and a half minutes to play, taking all repeats.

La Cumana has been featured on several episodes of "The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show is an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk. The series aired locally in Los Angeles for four years , then nationally for another 27 years via the ABC network and first-run syndication .In the years since first-run syndication...

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