Sebastián Yradier: La Paloma (The Dove)

7 03 2009
Si a tu ventana llega una Paloma, Tratala con cariño que es mi persona.

Si a tu ventana llega una Paloma, Tratala con cariño que es mi persona.

This beautiful tango tells of a man who dreams of running away with a pretty girl, and tells her whenever a dove sings on her window, it is his love song.

This song has been immensely popular – perhaps because it just sounds so characteristically Spanish – and has been performed by classical and popular singers alike from Maria Callas, Placido Domingo,and Beniamino Gigli to Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Julio Iglesias, and Joan Baez.

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