Words & Music:
Who makes my heart beat like thunder?
Who makes my temperature rise?
Who makes me tremble with wonderful rapture
With one burning glance, from her eyes
Once I was free as a gypsy
A creature too wild to tame
Then suddenly I saw, Marguerita
And I was caught, like a moth in the flame
Marguerita...is her name
Her lips have made me her prisoner
A slave to her every command
She captivates me, and intoxicates me
With one little touch of her hand
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Not great, but Elvis' voice is. Robertson was better in writing ballads.
He obviously enjoyed doing this music much more than doing rock. He wanted to be recognised as a true singer and the Mexican-Spanish feel suits his vibrato and ability to hold a note perfectly. The second best song on the album and a 5 star from me - lpve it.
A well sung ballad with Elvis in top notch vocal form from the 1963 LP and movie "Fun In Acapulco". While this is not one of my personal favorites, I don't skip this song if I am playing the soundtrack LP.
A true gem from a soundtrack I've always enjoyed. Elvis loved Mexican or Spanish-flavoured music and you can hear it in this magical song. It's a moviesong and the sound and mixing could've been better, but the King makes this a joy to listen to. There's also a version by Les Negresses Vertes that's worth looking for.
I don't think that Elvis' voice was better than here, a delightful Don Robertson song.
I love Don Robertson's work especially the songs recorded by Elvis. This is another pleasant number with the added bonus of Elvis' fine voice which at this period was unsurpassed.
A delightful song. Wonderfully sung by Elvis. Fun movie.
Elvis clearly relishes the vocal challenge here, and the song itself is wonderfully crafted. The execution of the line "Marguerita...is her name" showcases the dark, inventive approach that Robertson took to each of his works. Don does it again, with a song which almost -- in terms of songwriting prowess and sheer originality -- reaches the heights of "That's Someone You Never Forget"!!
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