El Corrido de Miguel Rivera (in English: "The Ballad of Miguel") is a song heard only in the Spanish version of Disney/Pixar's 2017 animated feature film, Coco. In the film, it is heard during the film's end credits in the Spanish dub after the Carlos Rivera version of Remember Me. As the name suggests, it is a song telling the story of Miguel Rivera and his dog Dante throughout their adventures from the town of Santa Cecilia to the Land of the Dead and is performed by grupero band Bronco.

Lyrics

En el poblado de Santa Cecilia
Nació la leyenda que aquí contaré
Cruzaron por el umbral de la muerte
Un perro y un niño de nombre Miguel

Fue con la magia de una guitarra
Con solo tocarla viajó al mas allá
Se fue buscando el amor de su abuelo
Y no tuvo miedo al cruzar el portal

Y entre los muertos empezó a buscar

¿Dónde estás?
Que te he venido a buscar
¿Dónde estás?
Que nos debemos la despedida
Te necesito abrazar

Aquí estoy
Y vas a verme brillar
Aquí estoy
En cada vela encendida
Porque la muerte es la vida
Enciende luces en otro lugar

(instrumental bridge)

Llévanos contigo, Miguel

Como quisiera que aquellas historias
Que son fantasías se hicieran verdad
Poder hablar con los que se nos fueron
Que allá nos esperan en otro lugar

Enseñanos Miguel a no olvidar

Aquí estás
Y te he venido a encontrar
Aquí estás
Sé que no existen las despedidas
Voy a volverte a abrazar

Aquí estoy
Y vas a verme brillar
Aquí estoy
En cada vela encendida
Porque la muerte es la vida

Llévanos Miguel a esa dimensión
En donde la muerte es solo una ilusión

Aquí estás
Y te he venido a encontrar
Aquí estás
Sé que no existen las despedidas

Miguel volvió y descubrió
Que solo muere, lo que se olvida

In the town of Santa Cecilia
The legend I'm about to tell you was born
Through the threshold of death
Went a dog and a boy named Miguel

It was with the magic from a guitar
He just played it and travelled to the afterlife
He went looking for his grandfather's love
And he wasn't afraid to cross the gates

Amongst the dead, he started to look

Where are you?
I came to find you
Where are you?
We owe ourselves a goodbye
I need to hug you

Here I am
And you'll see me shine
Here I am
In every candle lit
Because death is life
It ignites lights in other places

(instrumental bridge)

Take us with you, Miguel

How I wish that those stories
Which are fantasy stories would come true
Like being able to speak with the ones we lost
And are waiting for us in the afterlife

Miguel, teach us not to forget

There you are
I came to find you
There you are
I know there are no goodbyes
I will hug you again

Here I am
And you'll see me shine
Here I am
In every candle lit
Because death is life
It ignites lights in other places

Miguel, take us to that dimension
Where death is only an illusion

There you are
I came to find you
There you are
I know there are no goodbyes

Miguel came back and he found out
That one only dies whenever he/she is forgotten

Trivia

  • The song was also performed by Carlos Rivera during the two-night event, "Coco: A Live-to-Film Concert Experience" at the Hollywood Bowl which lasted from November 8 to November 9, 2019.


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Media
CocoSoundtrackLittle Golden BookThe Art of Coco
Disney Parks
Pixar Pal-A-Round

Entertainment: A Musical Celebration of Coco
Restaurants: Fuente del Oro RestauranteMiguel's El Dorado Cantina
Parade: Magic Happens
Fireworks: HarmoniUSMickey's Mix MagicTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Goofy's Skeletoons Street Party

Characters
Miguel RiveraHéctorDanteErnesto de la CruzAbuelitaMamá CocoImeldaEnrique RiveraLuisa RiveraChicharrónPepitaFrida KahloJuan Ortodoncia
Locations
Santa Cecilia, MexicoLand of the Dead
Objects
Héctor's GuitarChicharrón's Guitar
Songs
Remember MeMuch Needed AdviceEveryone Knows JuanitaUn Poco LocoThe World Es Mi FamiliaLa LloronaProud CorazónEl Corrido de Miguel RiveraDia de los MuertosThe Way of the Riveras
See Also
The Riveras
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