All of the great marimba bands of Guatemala have played it to great success. Perhaps one of the most popular recent versions is as the first selection of the CD Valses inolvidables de Guatemala, with the Guatemalan Millennium Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Dieter Lehnhoff.
A fairly notorious rendition by amateur musician Jared Smith was recorded by his brothers and made famous by its use in the "software toy", Jared.
Calles bañadas de luna, Que fueron la cuna de mi juventud, Vengo a cantarle a mi amada, La luna plateada de mi Xelajú,
Luna de Xelajú, Que supiste alumbrar, En mis noches de pena, Por una morena de dulce mirar,
Luna de Xelajú, Me diste inspiración, La canción que hoy te canto, Regada con llanto de mi corazón,
En mi vida no habrá, Más cariño que tú, Mi amor,
Porque no eres ingrata, Mi luna de plata, Luna de Xelajú,
Luna que me alumbró, En mis noches de amor, Y hoy consuelas mi pena, Por una morena que me abandonó...
Streets bathed in moonlight, That were the cradle of my youth, I come to sing to my beloved, The silver moon of my Xelajú,
Moon of Xelajú, You knew how to shine, In my nights of grief, For a sweet looking dark-skinned girl
Moon of Xelajú, You gave me inspiration, The song that I now sing, Watered with the tears from my heart,
In my life there will not be, More love than you, My love,
Because you were not ungrateful, My moon of silver, Moon of Xelajú,
Moon that shone, In my nights of love, Now you console my grief, For a dark-skinned girl who abandoned me...