Besame Mucho Guitar Chords And Lyrics by MonikaKam


Besame Mucho - Guitar Chords And Lyr

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Besame Mucho is a song that proves
there is a sixteen-year-old Mexican
 girl lurking inside all of us. Con
suelo Velazquez wrote a song that h
as captivated the imagination of th
e world since the 1940's.
besame mucho, most popular songs of
all time

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Besame Mucho is one of the most pop
ular songs of all time, being recor
ded by an extraordinarily diverse r
ange of singers and instrumentalist
It was written in 1940 by a sixteen
-year-old Mexican girl called Consu
elo Velasquez. The song was a steam
y expression of a young girl's long
ing to be kissed. The title of the
song means "kiss me alot" and it st
irred the imaginations of men and w
omen all over the world. In 1944 a
young American singer named Kitty K
allen sang the song with Jimmy Dors
ey and his orchestra and it stayed
for six weeks on the charts of Bill
board Magazine.

Another key figure in the story of
Besame Mucho is Sunny Skylar, compo
ser and arranger who sang with big
bands in the nieteen forties. He wr
ote music and lyrics for many popul
ar songs including: Amor, And So To
 Sleep Again and Love Me With All Y
our Heart. There are other translat
ions of the song but Skylar's seems
 to be a favorite. Here are the lyr
ics as interpreted by Sunny Skylar:
Bésame, bésame mucho
Each time I cling to your kiss, I he
ar 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 drea
ms come true

At the time of writing the song Con
suelo insisted she had never been k
issed but she certainly sounds like
 she knew what she wanted. I think
Skylar was wise in not translating
the words "besane mucho" into liter
al English like "kiss me much" or "
kiss me alot".

Just to get the feel of the song, h
ere are Consuelo's original words:
And here are the original lyrics by
 Consuelo Velazquez:
Bésame, bésame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche la última v
Bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo perderte, perderte o
tra 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 v
Bésame mucho
Que tengo miedo perderte, perderte d

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

As for the composer of the song, sh
e was supposed to have been a class
ical concert pianist having learnt
the piano when she was four years o
ld. Consuelo wrote many other popu
lar Mexican songs including: Amar y
 vivir, Verdad amarga, Franqueza, Q
ue seas feliz, Cachito and Enamorada.

The list of vocal and instrumental
artists who have recorded Besame M
ucho goes on and on. Some notable o
nes are: Andrea Bocelli, Artie Shaw
, The Beatles, Charles Aznavour, Ch
ris Isaak, Edith Piaf, The Dead Bro
thers, Leslie Nielsen(!!), Sammy Da
vis Jr and Stan Getz.

For lovers of acoustic guitar, Besa
me Mucho is included on an album of
 latin standards by flamenco guitar
ist, Paco de Lucia. Other tracks on
 the CD include: Malaguena, Mantill
a De Feria, Granada, Manha De Carna
val, Perfidia, La Virgen De La Maca
rena and Moliendo Cafe. Paco is one
 of the world's greatest guitarists
 and it would be well worth your wh
ile to have a listen to this excell
ent CD. Meanwhile, good luck with y
our own efforts at playing this lus
cious song.

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