My Great Grandmother and Grandmother were the most amazing people on this planet. I’m sure everyone thinks that about their “Mamaw and Granny”, but in my case it’s true! Haha! Growing up my entire family sang a song called “The Stars Ball”. We care about this song so much, and how sentimental it is, that a cousin of mine decorated her child’s room to the theme, and I even got the lyrics tattooed. This song is so important to all of us, and I have done a little research on the lyrics, and the results were amazing. Our little family lullaby is actually in the original book “El Dorado”!!! Can you believe that! This part of the book of El Dorado talks about a man that sings this song to the little children in the village. It goes on to discuss the human moral compass. It talks of good and evil, good and bad thoughts, and the symbolisism of animals and how they represent human actions and emotions. “El Dorado” talks of the book “Popul Vul”, and it is the oldest book in America. This book is considered the first “bible”, and it tells the story of the creation of the earth. This song is also linked and connected somewhat to this ancient creation.It is similar to Christianity and other religions, although it has it’s own culturistic phrases and beliefs in it. All of these stories talk of the origin of creation, good and evil, and how we as humans can live for the light in a land of shadows. So hey family, READ THIS article because it’s so amazing that Gran’s little song is such a huge deal religiously and culturally. I’m still a Christian, so please don’t freak la familia…I just thought this was amazing!
THE STARS BALL:
Oh the stars one and all,
they had a great ball, one night way up in the sky.
they invited the earth,
to join in their mirth, but he feared to go up so high.
no fiddler had they,
their music to play, and they were afraid it would fail.
but the man in the moon,
he whistled a tune, and the comet kept time with his tail.
so they danced and they danced,
they pranced and they pranced, till the moon said ’twas all he desired.
for his lips were so sore,
he could whistle no more, and the comet began to get tired.
so they faded away,
at the dim light of day,the moon and the stars from the ball.
and sad to relate,
next night they were late, and came near to not shining at all.