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September 19, 2011

Roy Orbison - Yo Te Amo Maria (1964)

The Beatles once gave credit to this man for showing them you didn’t have to write a song as “verse, chorus, verse, chorus.” Elvis Presley and Bono claimed that he had the greatest voice they had ever heard. He was known to wear all black, including sunglasses, and stand motionless as he sang each song. One of the most critically acclaimed singers and songwriters of all time, this small paragraph cannot do him justice. Unfortunately, he passed away at the height of his comeback in 1988.

This song is frequently heard by my poor girlfriend, whom I serenade with it at every embarrassing chance I get. Originally, the B-side to his best known song, "Oh, Pretty Woman," it has never been held in the upper echelon of his song catalog.

Roy Orbison - Yo Te Amo Maria

Roy Orbison - Yo Te Amo Maria (1964)

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Lyrics:

I'm a poor peasant boy, I'm a dirt farmer's son
And I feel like a king when I know that my work is all done
For at twilight I know, there's a place I must go
And sing my song of love for one who waits all alone

Yo te amo Maria, Maria amor
Yo te amo Maria, Maria mi amor

Oh, the beautiful sights of the great city lights
Where most people must run to try to have fun, not for me
For this woman of mine is much sweeter than wine
And I spend all the time I can find with my Marie

Yo te amo Maria, Maria amor
Yo te amo Maria, Maria mi amor

Oh, the joy of my life will one day be my wife
And we'll spend all our days watching the world roll on by
When her time comes to fly to that home in the sky
I pray the angels above will love her as much as I

Yo te amo Maria, Maria amor
Yo te amo Maria, Maria mi amor

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