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Guadalajara was written by Pépé Guizar and recorded by Elvis for his 1963 movie, Fun in Acapulco. The instrumental track was laid on January 23, 1963, at Radio Recorders. Elvis recorded his vocal track on February 27. Both the Jordanaires and the Mello Men sang backup. Guadalajara was popularized by Xavier Cugat in a 1944 recording (Columbia 36694).


Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Tienes el alma de provinciana
Hueles a límpio, a rosa temprana

A verde jara fresca del río son mil palomas tu caserío
Guadalajara, Guadalajara,
hueles a pura tierra mojada

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

Ay, ay, ay!!! Colomitos lejanos... ay!!!... Ojitos de agua hermanos

1. Ay colomitos inolvidables, inolvidables como las tardes
En que la llúvia, desde la loma, ir nos hacía hasta Zapopam

Ay, ay, ay, ay!! Mis hermanos... Ay-ay-ay-ya... Mexicanos...

1. (repeat)

Guadalajara, Guadalajara... Guadalajara… Guadalajara

Guadalajara... Guadalajara

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Fun In Acapulco »


- Fun In Acapulco (1963) »
- Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Volume 2 (1972) »

– Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 3 (1978) »
– Pickwick Pack (1978) »

- Le Disque d'Or (1978) »

- The Elvis Presley Collection, Volume 2 (1979) »

- Double Features: It Happened at the World’s Fair / Fun In Acapulco (1993)

- Fun In Acapulco (2003) – FTD »

The Fun in Acapulco Sessions (2019) - FTD »

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