Can Someone Help with the Song, “Down in Mexico It’s Sunny”?

Ray asked:

Hi,

I learned this song in the 5th grade (in my 60’s now) and wanting to find the lyrics… Here is what I remember of the song…

Down in Mexico it’s sunny
Days are warm and sweet as honey
Children in the lazy weather
Laugh and sing and play together.

Mothers… don’t remember…
Weaving long and weaving well…

All I recall…

Just hoping you might have some info… would love lyrics and chords (guitar)… if possible…

Thanks,

Ray C

If anyone can help with this song, please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks!

Mama Lisa

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57 Responses to “Can Someone Help with the Song, “Down in Mexico It’s Sunny”?”

  1. Michael Bardo Says:

    Down in Mexico, sunny Mexico
    There’s a dance they know Chiapanecas.
    They all dance and sing ’till the rafters ring,
    Clap their hands and yell out “Chiapanecas!” and then
    They will form a ring as they dance and sing
    Carefree moments pass quickly by
    Round and round they go, swaying to and fro
    There’s a smile in each dark eye.
    Aye Chiapanecas, aye aye (clap clap)
    Aye Chiapanecas, aye aye (clap clap) et al

  2. Miriam Says:

    From memory, learned from grade 4-

    Down in Mexico it’s sunny
    Days are warm and sweet as honey
    Children in the lazy weather
    Laugh and sing and play together

    Busy women nod and chatter
    Weaving long and weaving well
    Scarves and baskets, colored blankets
    Rainbow rugs to show and sell.

  3. Janet Johnson Says:

    Here’s what I remember from 4th(?) grade:

    In Old Mexico, There’s a song they know
    Everywhere you hear Chiapanecas.
    It’s an easy thing when you get the swing,
    Clap your hands and sing Chiapanecas
    – and then whirling
    Lightly round to the merry sound
    As the music begins to play.
    Join the happy song, clap and sing along
    While your cares all fly away – Ole!

    Sing Chiapanecas ole! ole!
    Sing Chiapanecas ole! ole!
    Sing Chiapanecas ole! ole!
    Sing Chiapanecas ole! ole!

    Sing, sing, fiddles are playing
    Sing, sing, dancers are swaying,
    Sing, sing sing the tune ‘neath the light of the Mexican moon
    Let your son now banish all sorrow,
    Cares are gone ’til tomorrow.
    Sing, sing clap to the rhythmical tune to the light of the moon. Ole!

  4. Polly Says:

    OK, this is crazy. I just woke up thinking about this song. I learned it back in the 70s. I thought it was on a childrens’ record I had – maybe not. Thanks for asking this question. I got here by searching some of the lyrics hoping someone had the rest.

  5. Scottie Says:

    I learned this in 4th grade in Ottawa, Illinois, in the mid 1950s. YouTube has many videos of the music, but none with the words in English. Anyone here know where I could listen to it? What a fun song that has stuck around in my head for many, many decades!

  6. Susan Hotson Says:

    I was just poking around hoping to find the lyrics to this song. This is what I remember and yes it would have been from my school days in the early 60’s I’m thinking.
    Down in Mexico it’s sunny
    Days are warm and sweet as honey
    Children in the lazy weather
    Run and laugh and play together

    Busy women nod and chatter
    Weaving long and weaving well
    Scarves and baskets, colored blankets
    Rainbow rugs to show and sell.

    From the mines the dusty miners
    Climb the ladders with their ax
    dadadadada
    something packs upon their backs.

  7. junny villanueva Says:

    thanks so much. we sang this song when I was in 5th grade. wow, I was looking for the lyrics… thanks for the recollection, too…. hope to be in touch. I am 65 years old now. way back in my 5th grade – tinago elementary school, naga city, Philippines – it was 1969!

    Down in Mexico it’s sunny
    Days are warm and sweet as honey
    children in the lazy weather
    dadada and play together….

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