The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22462   Message #245091
Posted By: bob jr
20-Jun-00 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
Okay, here is the whole text. I will divide the lyrics with / marks. If you play guitar, the chord structure for the verses is C-F-C-G. The middle bits are all Am-Em-F-C-C-F-C-G-C.

It goes as follows:

Spanish is the loving tongue,
Soft as music light as spray.
Knew a boy who once taught me some.
Came from down Sonora way.

He didn’t look much like a lover.
Still he’d say these love words over:
“Tu eres mi luna. Tu eres mi sol,
Mi amor, mi corazon.”

His eyes where shy. His smile was bold,
My young vaquero 20 years old.
But every day the stories were told:
Towns of silver paved with gold.

I dreamed dreams of far-off places,
Dresses made of silk and laces.
I heard him say as the stage started on:
“Adios, mi amor, mi corazon.”

I’ve dealt cards in so many places,
So many voices, such sweet phrases.
Most nights it seems I hear only one:
“Mi amor, mi corazon.”

End. I am not sure if my Spanish spelling is right, but this is from a version by Ronnie Gilbert who was one of the Weavers.