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Thread #151714   Message #3768693
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Jan-16 - 02:56 AM
Thread Name: ADD: Songs from Natalie Cole: En Espanol
Subject: ADD: Amapola (Poppy)
Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar (1882 - 1948)*
Luis Roldán.

Amapola, lindísima Amapola,
Será siempre mi alma tuya, sola.
Yo te quiero, amada niña mía,
Igual que ama la flor la luz del día.

Amapola, lindísima Amapola,
No seas tan ingrata, y ámame.
Amapola, Amapola,
¿Cómo puedes tú vivir tan sola?

Poppy, most pretty Poppy,
My soul will always be yours, alone.
I love you, my beloved little girl,
Like the flower loves the day light.

Poppy, most pretty Poppy,
Don't be so ingrate and love me.
Poppy, Poppy,
How can you live so lonely?

* The composition of "Amapola" is wrongly attributed to José María Lacalle García (1860 –1937) but there is a version by José Padilla as a pasodoble, which is an arrangement of the one composed by Manuel M. Ponce, Mexican composer from the late 1800s-early 1900's. (Wiki)

1941 recording by Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra:

Supposedly, this is Nat's recording, but it doesn't sound like him:

3 Tenors: