Song in the movie 'El Mariachi'

The song that the Mariachi performs in the bar (Road of Life, iirc) sounds really, really, familiar–even tho the character says it’s an original. The melody sounds like a Linda Ronstadt song from years ago. However, my spanish is really bad, and the pages my search engine pulls up are spanish-only.

IMDB does not have the whole soundtrack list, and I can’t find the soundtrack on CDNow or Amazon. Little help?


“This is going to take a special blend of psychology and extreme violence.”

Why is El Mariachi always in the foreign film section? Rodriguez is from Texas.

“I must leave this planet, if only for an hour.” – Antoine de St. Exupéry

Are you a turtle?

Because it was filmed in Mexico and all the characters are speaking Spanish.