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37th homemade video (December 13, 2020)
"Spanish is the Loving Tongue"

On December 13, 2020 John Gorka wrote:
Spanish is the Loving Tongue is this week's One Song Concert and Home Video # 37. It's a traditional song that I've always loved. I hope you like my arrangement!

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..Spanish is the Loving Tongue  



"Spanish is the Loving Tongue" is a song based on the poem "A Border Affair" written by Charles Badger Clark in 1907. Clark was a cowboy poet who lived throughout the American West, and was named the Poet Laureate of South Dakota in 1937. The poem was set to music in 1925 by Billy Simon.

Over the years, the song was recorded by many top recording artists, including Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, Tom Paxton, Judy Collins, Marianne Faithfull, Emmylou Harris, Bill Staines, Michael Martin Murphey and The Chad Mitchell Trio (under the name "Adios, mi Corazon")
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Spanish is the Loving Tongue (lyrics)

Spanish is the lovin' tongue
Soft as music, light as spray
There was one I learned it from
Living down Sonora way
Now I don't look much like a lover
Still I say her love is over
Mostly when I all alone
"Mi amor, mi corazon'

On the nights when I would ride
She would listen for my spurs
Throw the big door open wide
Raise those laughing eyes of hers
And those hours would get to flyin'
All too soon, I'd hear her sighin'
In a sweet and sorry tone
Mi amor, mi corazon"

Now I seen her since that night
I can't cross the line you know
I wanted it in a gamblin' fight
Like as not it's better so
And yet I more than sort of missed her
Since that last sad night I kissed her
Broke her heart and lost my own
Adios, mi corazon"


Tom Waits - Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
Recorded live at January 11 1974, Folk Arts Rare Records, San Diego, USA


Bob Dylan - Spanish Is The Loving Tongue Music Video with Joan Baez San Antonio, Texas; May 11, 1976.

  Tex Fletcher -Spanish Is The Loving Tongue Recorded November 16, 1936 Decca Recording Studio in New York City

Ronnie Gilbert -Spanish is a Loving Tongue. Ensemble conducted by Fred Hellerman, guitar. Eric Darling, banjo and guitar. Late fifties..





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