Te Quiero Dijiste  (  Magic is the Moonlight  )  Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music and original Spanish lyrics by Maria Grever, 1944
with English lyrics by Charles Pasquale
 
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Te Quiero Dijiste  (  Magic is the Moonlight  ) 

< instrumental opening > 
 
Take care when you say "Te Quiero"
Your lips may impart sweeter things 
than your heart means to say . . .
 
Take care when you say "Te Quiero"
Don't whisper tonight 
words that fade in the light of the day . . .
 
Who knows if the spell that we're under
will still be as strong 
when the moon is no longer there?
 
A heart that swayed in a moment such as this
may be betrayed 
by the madness of a kiss
when you say "Te Quiero" . . .
take care!
 
< instrumental break > 
 
Who knows if the spell that we're under
will still be as strong 
when the moon is no longer there?
 
A heart that swayed in a moment such as this
may be betrayed 
by the madness of a kiss
when you say "Te Quiero" . . .
take care!
 
Music and original Spanish lyrics by Maria Grever, 1944
with English lyrics by Charles Pasquale
 
Notes: Originally sung in the 1944 Hollywood Musical "Bathing Beauty" by Carlos Ramirez with popular recordings by the bands of Art Kassel, for Hit Records, and Freddy Martin, for RCA Victor. Andy Russell sang it in the 1946 Hollywood Musical "Breakfast in Hollywood" and recorded it for Capitol Records. Jane Powell and Ann Sothern sang it in the 1950 Hollywood Musical "Nancy Goes to Rio" and Sothern recorded it for MGM Records.

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