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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
27-Dec-07 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Lydia Mendoza, tejano star (Dec 2007)
Subject: Lyr. Add: Amor Bonito (Beautiful Love)
Adding 'un poquito' to the tribute posted by Scoville.

Lydia Mendoza learned to sing and play stringed insruments from her mother and grandmother; her family moving across the border to Monterrey and back, finally settling in Texas in 1927. Her first recording in 1928 was nade for Okeh. She performed an extensive repertoire, but did little composing- among her own was "Amor bonito," dedicated to her husband.
She preceded the development of 'música norteña, the distinctive south Texas-Nuevo León music, with button accordion and bajo sexto conjunto, best known to North American anglos through the music of Flaco Jimenez.

Lyr. Add: AMOR BONITO
Lydia Mendoza

El mundo estará muy lleno
De amores y de querencias
Pero para me hay uno solo
Que da luz a mi existencia.
2.
Mi amor es retebonito,
Brillante como un lucero
En las tristezas de mi alma
Me alegra con su recuerdo.
3.
Doy gracias a mi Diosito,
Por lo bueno que es conmigo
Que siempre oye mis plegarias
A todo lo que le pido

Amor bonito, bonito,
Cariño, mi cariñito.

4.
Amor bonito, bonito,
Cariño, mi cariñito.
Te quiero porque te quiero,
Porque eres mi amor bonito.
5.
Tu amor es retebonito
Radiante como una estrella
Que pensado en tu cariño
Se acaban todas mis penas.
6.
Dos gracias a mi Diosito
Por lo bueno que es conmigo.
Que siempre oye mis plegarias
A todo lo que le pido.


Lyr. Add" BEAUTIFUL LOVE (Amor bonito)
Lydia Mendoza, trans. Ideal-Arhoolie

1.
The world could be full
Of love and romances
But for me there is only one
That has lighted my existence.
2.
My love is extra beautiful
Bright as a shining star
In the sadness of my soul
I brighten when it comes to mind.
3.
I give thanks to my dear God
For being so good to me
For always hearing my prayers
And everything that I ask.

My beautiful little love,
My darling, my little darling.

4.
Beautiful, beautiful love of mine,
My darling, my dear one,
I love you because I love you,
Because you are my beautiful love.
5.
Your love is extra beautiful
Radiant like a shining star
Thinking of your tenderness
Puts an end to all my sorrows.
6.
I give thanks to my dear God
For being so good to me.
For always hearing my prayers,
And everything that I ask.

From booklet with the cd, "Tejano Roots, The Women," Ideal, Arhoolie 343 (1991).