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Guitar Chords and Lyrics of Besame Mucho

 

Besame Mucho is a song written in 1940 by the Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. It must be the most famous song in the Spanish language and it's easy to see why: it's so very catchy (I can't get this song's melody out of my head, it's been days now :-)

I made an arrangement of Besame Mucho for guitar. It is meant for singers to accompany themselves, so I didn't include the melody in the arrangement, only the chords and a bass line. I also tried to keep it as simple as possible so it would be easy to play and sing at the same time.

Here's the mp3 of my Besame Mucho arrangement:


Here's the guitar chord chart, not a lot of chords and all are fairly basic:

Besame Mucho Guitar Chord Chart

Some remarks about the chords:

  1. Bm7(b5): another name for this chord is B half-diminished.
  2. F: I play the bass note of this F chord with my thumb.
  3. F°7: this is an F diminished 7 chord (Fdim7). This chord is used on some places where E7 is originally played and sounds like an E7b9.
  4. Am6: 6-chords are good chords to end songs on.

Here are the guitar tabs for my arrangement of Besame Mucho:

The guitar chords of Besame Mucho

Besame Mucho Chords

 

Some trivia and faqs about Besame Mucho:

  • Who wrote Besame Mucho? The song is written by the female songwriter and piano player from Mexico, Consuelo Velázquez (1916-2005). Here's a video of her playing Besame Mucho on piano:



  • Who sang Besame Mucho? Originally the song was sung by Consuelo Velázquez, but over the year literally thousands of artists sang, played and recorded Besame Mucho. Here are some examples: Frank Sinatra, Walt Disney, Rita Hayworth, Andrea Bocelli, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Jimmy Dorsey, Wes Montgomery, Smoky Robinson, Michael Buble and many more.

    Hear the Beatles playing Besame Mucho in this Youtube video. It was one of the songs the Beatles played at a Decca audition in 1962. They were rejected:



  • Some believe Besame Mucho is the most recorded song of all time.
  • You can translate Besame Mucho as "Kiss me a lot".
  • Consuelo Velázquez said that at the time she wrote Besame Mucho, she never had been kissed. She heard kissing was considered a sin.

 

Here are the lyrics and guitar chords of Besame Mucho.

First the Original Spanish lyrics:

Am             Dm7
Bésame, bésame mucho,
Bm7b5   A7         Dm7      F°     Am
Como si fuera esta noche la última vez.
A7             Dm7  
Bésame, bésame mucho,
Am                F         E7       Am
Que tengo miedo a perderte, perderte después.

Dm7 Am7 Quiero tenerte muy cerca, E7 A7 Mirarme en tus ojos, verte junto a mí. Dm7 Am Piensa que tal vez mañana Bm7b5 E7 Yo ya estaré lejos, muy lejos de tí.
Am Dm7 Bésame, bésame mucho, Bm7b5 A7 Dm7 F° Am Como si fuera esta noche la última vez. A7 Dm7 Bésame, bésame mucho, Am F E7 Am Que tengo miedo a perderte, perderte después.

 

And here's a translation, Besame Mucho in English (as sung by the Beatles and Sinatra):

 

Am             Dm7
Besame, besame mucho,
Bm7b5       A7            Dm7          F°7   Am
Each time I cling to your kiss, I hear music divine,
A7             Dm7  
Bésame, bésame mucho,
Am                     F                E7       Am
Hold me my darling and say that you'll always be mine.

Dm7 Am7 This joy is something new, my arms enfolding you, E7 A7 Never knew this thrill before. Dm7 Am7 Whoever thought I'll be holding you close to me, Bm7b5 E7 Whispering it's you I adore.

Am Dm7 Dearest one, if you should leave me, Bm7b5 A7 Dm7 F° Am Each little dream would take wing and my life would be through, A7 Dm7 Bésame, bésame mucho, Am F E7 Am love me forever and make all my dreams come true.

 

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