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"El Rio del Tiempo" was the background song played in the ride of the same name located at the Mexico Pavilion in World Showcase at EPCOT from 1982 to 2007. It was written by X Atencio and composed by Armando Corral.

Lyrics

(vistas verse)
Welcome, mis amigos
To friendly Mexico
To the land of fiestas
They're everywhere you go

Listen to marimbas
And mariachis too
Playing Latin rhythm
And serenading you

Come join the crowd
The music's good and loud
The air is full of song
So come and sing along

Because in Mexico
When people smile at you
There's just one thing to do
You join the fiesta too

Hola, mis amigos
It's fiesta time for you
You can spend in Puebla
And you can take for two

Dress a tapatío
You let the magic whim
Swim in Acapulco
With anyone you meet

Join in the fun
It's here for everyone
In Juchitán or Cancún
La Paz or in Colón

You'll find there's much to see
There's great festivity
From down to late at night
The fiestas' happy light

(fiesta verse)

Welcome mis amigos
To friendly Mexico
To the land of fiestas
They're everywhere you go

Listen to marimbas
And mariachis too
Playing Latin rhythm
And serenading you

Come join the crowd
The music's good and loud
The air is full of song
So come and sing along

Because in Mexico
When people smile at you
There's just one thing to do
You join the fiesta too

So long, happy people
We hate to see you go
Hurry back, amigos
To friendly Mexico

Come on back to Taxco
To Acapulco too
Pretty señoritas
And charros wait for you

We'll meet again
In tropical Cancún
In charming Mazatlán
Or maybe in Tulum

Because in Mexico
When folks meet now and then
They never say goodbye
It's 'till we meet again

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