There are countless songs in Spanish called “No Te Vayas” (Don’t Go). Even the Philippines has a ‘No Te Vayas’ song.
The people of Zamboanga on the island of Mindanao speak a language called Chavacano, which is a creole Spanish dialect. And one of their popular local songs is “No Te Vayas de Zamboanga” by Juan Cuadrado, Sr.
| CHAVACANO LYRICS |
No te vayas, no te vayas de Zamboanga
No llores, paloma mia
No llores que en cuando llegue
Con una pluma de ave
| FREE ENGLISH TRANSLATION |
Don’t you go, don’t you go, Zamboanga
Don’t cry, my dear Dove
Don’t cry for when I arrive
With the feather of a bird
Another popular Chabacano song is Princesita Zamboangueña by Agustin Atilano.