The Ketchup Song (Asereje) (Chiringuito Club mix) Las Ketchup Translation Meaning and Lyrics

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The song is mainly gibberish (see below), but there is a little story line:  It's about a Rastafarian smuggler dude called Diego whose come to a busy beach bar in a wetskin watersuit maybe with a little bit of contraband left. 

Presumably he pops some of his own stash (or maybe he just tops up a little) and then he dances to his friend the DJs set, and he's loving it.

If your slightly more mature you will remember this song from the early noughties and the associated dance.

It was referred to at the time as Spanglish, but I think it's the other way round 'Engespanish' to coin a phrase. 

There are many wholly Spanish sentences of course - good for us language learners, but the main chorus is certainly not Spanish.

Researching on Wikipedia the truth is outed....  It is what our Spanish speaking-friend Diego sings (half-cut) when he's trying to sing the English song 'Rapper's Delight'.  

Here are the lyrics of that song:

The Ketchup Song

Aserejé ja de jé de jebe
tu de jebere sebiunouva
majabi an de bugui
an de buididipí

Rapper's Delight:

I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
to the hip hip hop, a you don't stop
the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

So finally cleared that one up!   Clever to put drunk gibberish into the song, as that's what we all produce when singing a foreign song when we wasted, but still enthusiastic.

There appears to have been some conspiracy theories that the song was demonic with subluminal messaging.  But I doubt it. 

Ragatanga appears to be a place in India.    I have no clue as to why it is the 'ketchup' song.

It is sung so fast it's probably only for real experts.

The video is pretty hot although there is no sign of Diego (our hero), just the girls at the beach bar.   Nice bar it is too.  Apparently in Estepona. Makes me want to go.

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Mira lo que se avecina a la vuelta de la esquina

See what's coming around the corner

Viene Diego rumbeando

Diego comes to party

Con la luna en las pupilas y su traje agua marina

With magic in his eyes and his salt water suit

Van restos de contrabando

Goes the rest of the contraband

Y donde más no cabe un alma allí mete a darse caña

And there where another soul can't fit in he chases a beer

Poseído por el ritmo ragatanga

Poseidon for the Ragatanga rythym

Y el DJ que lo conoce toca el himno de las 12

And the DJ he knows well plays the midnight hymn

Para Diego la canción más deseada

For Diego the song he wants the most

Y la baila y la goza y la canta

And he dances it and he enjoys it and he sings it

Y aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber gibber gibber

Aserejé-ja-de jé

Gibber gibber gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber gibber gibber

Aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber gibber gibber

De jebeun tu de jebere seibi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber gibber gibber

No es cosa de brujería que lo encuentre to 'los días

It's not witchcraft you might find everyday

Por donde voy caminando

Wherever I go

Diego tiene chulería y ese punto de alegría

Diego is cocky and is full of happiness

Rastafari-afrogitano

Rastafarian

Y donde más no cabe un alma allí mete a darse caña

And there where another soul can't fit in he pursues a beer

Poseído por el ritmo ragatanga

Poseidon for the Ragatanga rythym

Y el DJ que lo conoce toca el himno de las 12

And the DJ he knows well plays the 12 O'clock hymn

Para Diego la canción más deseada

For Diego the song he wants the most

Y la baila y la goza y la canta

And he dances it and he enjoys it and he sings it

Y aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebeun tu de jebere seibi de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Y aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebeun tu de jebere seibi de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Y aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebeun tu de jebere seibi de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Y aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebe tu de jebere seibiunouva majavi an de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber

Aserejé-ja-dejé

Gibber Gibber

De jebeun tu de jebere seibi de bugui an de güididípi

Gibber Gibber