Los Cenzontles reimagine the Jimi Hendrix classic ‘Little Wing’ (video)

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and Jimi Hendrix? Wassup with that?

From the group’s YouTube page:

Los Cenzontles perform the Jimi Hendrix classic Little Wing with traditional Mexican instruments and Medieval vielle. The 5th single of its album “Covers”. featuring Latin covers by artists including Randy Newman,, David Bowie, ELO, Bob Dylan, The Killers, Robert Palmer, The Pogues & Sixto Rodriguez.

Musicians: Eugene Rodriguez on vocals, and guitarra de golpe; Shira Kammen on vielle; Emiliano Rodriguez on bass; Juan Carreon on drums; and Silvestre Carreon on congas.

Los lyrics:

Well she’s walking through the clouds
With a circus mind
That’s running wild
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
And fairy tales,
That’s all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind
When I’m sad she comes to me
With a thousand smiles
She gives to me free
It’s all right, she says
It’s all right
Take anything you want from me
Fly on, little wing