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3.8 / 5

Words & Music: Don Robertson

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


Sweet...Marguerita...sweet,sweet Marguerita....

Recordingdate: 1963/01/22, first released on: Fun in Acapulco (album)


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OtisBlue22 wrote on August 09, 2008
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"!!
JerryNodak wrote on January 08, 2010
A delightful song. Wonderfully sung by Elvis. Fun movie.
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 08, 2010
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.
old shep wrote on January 08, 2010
I don't think that Elvis' voice was better than here, a delightful Don Robertson song.
bluesboy wrote on January 08, 2010
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.
Deano1 wrote on January 08, 2010
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.
Gorse wrote on October 02, 2012
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.
sugartummy wrote on April 07, 2013
Not great, but Elvis' voice is. Robertson was better in writing ballads.
Cruiser621 wrote on March 10, 2018
From the movie soundtrack "Fun In Acapulco", while acceptable as it sticks in your mind, it's not one of my personal favorites, as there are other tunes I feel stand out better than this one.
atomic powered poste wrote on March 10, 2018
Elvis does a good job on a song that is mediocre at best. Forgettable. 2 Stars.
Steve V wrote on November 21, 2018
Certainly his voice may have been at its peak 1960-64, but oh so wasted on movie songs, a lot of them worse than this. 2 stars for the vocal.
Miknik7077 wrote on December 24, 2020
2nd best song on the soundtrack. Really pretty tune that Elvis nails. Love the Spanish feel to the song.
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