Guadalajara

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Words & Music: Pepe Guisar
Guadalajara, Guadalajara...
Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Tienes el alma de provinciana
Hueles a limpio a rosa temprana

Ave de jara fresca del rio
Son mil palomos to case rio
Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Sabes a pura tierra mojada

(Ay!! ja ja, ay, ja ja,aj! ja, ja..Ay!! ja ja)

Aj!!! colomitos lejanos....aj!!!..ojitos de agua hermanos

Ay colomitos inolvidables, inolvidables como las tardes
En que la lluvia, des de la loma, ir nos hacia, hasta Zapopam

AY!! misermano..Ay-ja-ja...Mexicano...

Ay colomitos inolvidables, inolvidables como las tardes
En que la lluvia, des de la loma, ir nos hacia, hasta Zapopam

Guadalajara, Guadalajara...Guadalajara..Guadalajara

Guadalajara....Guadalajara
Recorded: 1963/01/23, first released on Fun in Acapulco

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2013report abuse
I am an early convert to this soundtrack album and am totally taken by the latino influences. I really rate this track both in the film and on record. Fully committed and brilliantly sung with a magnificent finish, I award this 4 stars.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2013report abuse
Never liked the song. Still don't. Too much a ja ja I guess.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2011report abuse
ELVIS is "The King" of everything. Love it!
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2011report abuse
I like this soundtrack, it makes you wanna play on a warm summerday. And of course this fits well on the album, should be strange if a song is not your language you can't listen to it. 3 1/2 stars
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2011report abuse
When I visited Guadalajara, this song was actually sung in the streets during a festival. The Fun in Acapulco movie and soundtrack are an example how this should be done, amongst the best in Elvis his catalogue. As Ernst describes in his book A life in music: '... the recordings are a triumph of sound and atmosphere. Elvis was motivated. He sang brilliantly, with wholehearted enjoyment. And even though some of the songs merely served the plot, for once there was also some outstanding material'. I would give the soundtrack four stars and this particular song three stars. Especially the ending of the song is impressive. Agree it was a bad mistake to include this song in an album with Burning Love, as it is only done justice in the right context.
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2011report abuse
I think this may have been a song about Guadalajara, but as I don't speak or understand Spanish it is lost on me. This song should not have been included in the album for the English speaking market and replaced with an alternative for the English speaking countries. If they have a rationale for releasing this track, doesn't the same rationale not apply to the movie, i.e. why didn't Elvis speak all his lines in Spanish? Song's are meant to convey a message, but if you don't know what is being said it kinda defeats the objective. Therefore... rubbish song, for most.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
Albums and songs like this would have been okay if released just once a year, it wasn't what you could call pop music. Elvis should have been going into the studios to record one really good album, plus a couple of singles each year. This would have balanced out giving us Elvis on the big screen for some entertainment and hopefully strong pop songs to hit the charts.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
í like the fun in acapulco album.It's brings a few happy tunes. Not all are good.But still listenable
This song is very good.Sing the lyrics very well. This song is not a classic.But is that nessicarrily to make all the songs classic.So sit back in your backyardwith a cool glass of beer.Enjoy the song and sing along with this great song.It's make you happy and you will not complain anymore
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
I bought the Burning Love and Hits From the Movies album when released. The track listing contained this number which I thought was odd at the time and still do. The song is not even very memorable ( which applies to most of the other movie songs too on the album) Surely there must have been some sort of incentive for this to be included, publishing rights in the Colonel's favour perhaps?
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
I can see the logic of it being released on RCA's Camden label as it was featured in a movie as the title of the album suggests. I was a bit confused as to why Burning Love and it's flip side were included though. Logically to get sales on the back of a hit single I assume. The song itself isn't too bad albeit dated by it's second release.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
In the scope of the film, this was not a grabage song, after all it was a film about Mexico. But 9 years later on an album headed by one of 1972's biggest rock and roll hits, yeah I can see a teenager after playing this saying what is this garbage? Totally out of place and out of date. In fact this was probably the Colonel's and RCA's biggest blunder of Elvis' career. This Camden was a disgrace.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
I regularly skipped this track on the LP as a kid, however, with age I did eventually warm to this track - well delivered and completely in Spanish too! Great track but RCA...what were you thinking? The Camden albums always seemed to be full of very random tracks!!!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
Elvis sings the entire song in Spanish and does himself proud on this tune from the movie and soundtrack "Fun In Acapulco". This song is far from garbage, but it should not have been on the 1972 "Burning Love" LP. That was a mistake.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2009report abuse
Is good for the movie but nothing else. Wasn't this on the Burning Love Camden LP? Imagine how startled teens were that bought that album when they heard this garbage. What a missed opportunity.

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