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Besame Mucho - Guitar Chords And Lyrics

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Summary:
Besame Mucho is a song that proves there is a sixteen-year-old Mexican
girl lurking inside all of us. Consuelo Velazquez wrote a song that has
captivated the imagination of the world since the 1940's.


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Besame Mucho is one of the most popular songs of all time, being recorded
by an extraordinarily diverse range of singers and instrumentalists.
It was written in 1940 by a sixteen-year-old Mexican girl called Consuelo
Velasquez. The song was a steamy expression of a young girl's longing to
be kissed. The title of the song means "kiss me alot" and it stirred the
imaginations of men and women all over the world. In 1944 a young
American singer named Kitty Kallen sang the song with Jimmy Dorsey and
his orchestra and it stayed for six weeks on the charts of Billboard
Magazine.

Another key figure in the story of Besame Mucho is Sunny Skylar, composer
and arranger who sang with big bands in the nieteen forties. He wrote
music and lyrics for many popular songs including: Amor, And So To Sleep
Again and Love Me With All Your Heart. There are other translations of
the song but Skylar's seems to be a favorite. Here are the lyrics as
interpreted by Sunny Skylar:
Bésame, bésame mucho
Each time I cling to your kiss, I hear music divine
Bésame mucho
Hold me my darling and say that you'll always be mine
This joy is something new
My arms enfolding you
Never knew this thrill before
Whoever thought I'd be
Holding you close to me
Whispering "It's you I adore"
Dearest one
If you should leave me
Each little dream would take wing, and my life would be through
Bésame mucho
Love me forever and make all my dreams come true

At the time of writing the song Consuelo insisted she had never been
kissed but she certainly sounds like she knew what she wanted. I think
Skylar was wise in not translating the words "besane mucho" into literal
English like "kiss me much" or "kiss me alot".
Just to get the feel of the song, here are Consuelo's original words:
And here are the original lyrics by Consuelo Velazquez:
Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche la última vez
Bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo perderte, perderte otra vez
Quiero tenerte muy
Cerca, mirarme en tus
Ojos, verte junto a mí
Piensa que tal vez
Mañana yo ya estaré
Lejos, muy lejos de ti
Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche la última vez
Bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo perderte, perderte después

If you are a guitar player and you know how to play the A minor, D minor,
A major and E major chords you will easily be able to play Besame Mucho.

As for the composer of the song, she was supposed to have been a
classical concert pianist having learnt the piano when she was four years
old. Consuelo wrote many other popular Mexican songs including: Amar y
vivir, Verdad amarga, Franqueza, Que seas feliz, Cachito and Enamorada.

The list of vocal and instrumental artists who have recorded Besame
Mucho goes on and on. Some notable ones are: Andrea Bocelli, Artie Shaw,
The Beatles, Charles Aznavour, Chris Isaak, Edith Piaf, The Dead
Brothers, Leslie Nielsen(!!), Sammy Davis Jr and Stan Getz.

For lovers of acoustic guitar, Besame Mucho is included on an album of
latin standards by flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucia. Other tracks on the
CD include: Malaguena, Mantilla De Feria, Granada, Manha De Carnaval,
Perfidia, La Virgen De La Macarena and Moliendo Cafe. Paco is one of the
world's greatest guitarists and it would be well worth your while to have
a listen to this excellent CD. Meanwhile, good luck with your own efforts
at playing this luscious song.

				
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