Santa at LaFe’s annual luminarias on Scenic Drive | Photo by Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta – El Paso Herald Post
A Herald Post Christmas Tradition continues…written by the ‘Father of Chicano Music’ Lalo Guerrero, here is the classic (with audio) Pancho Claus.
Originally released in 1956 and re-recorded by Lalo and his son Mark in 1968, the words to Pancho Claus were published in the Herald Post every year around Christmas and are fondly remembered by readers of all ages.
A book titled ‘Pancho Claus’ and approved by the Guerrero family was published and is available on Amazon and features illustrations by world-famous designer Bob Mackie.
A companion book – ‘Pancho Claus Volume 2’ features the illustrated lyrics of another Lalo’s Christmas songs, “Mario from the Barrio.”
Above is the classic song, below are the lyrics as re-imagined by Guerrero. Enjoy them with a new generation.