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Very quickly, “La Paloma” became popular outside of Spain, particularly ;aloma Mexicoand soon spread around the world. In many places, including Afghanistan, Hawaii, the Philippines, Germany, Romania, Zanzibar, and Goa it gained the status of a quasi- folk song.

Over the years, the popularity of “La Paloam has surged and receded periodically, but never subsided. It may be considered one of the first universal popular hits and has appealed to artists of diverse musical backgrounds.

It is certainly the most-recorded Spanish song. The motif of “La Paloma” the dove can be traced back to an episode that occurred in Ls, before Darius ‘ invasion of Greecea time when the white dove had not yet been seen in Europe.

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This inspired the notion that such birds bring home a final yradirr of love from a sailor who is lost at sea. This theme that a final link of love overcomes death and separation is reflected in “La Paloma”. While the lyrics may not always be true to the original, the soul of the song seems to survive all attempts to recast it in yeadier new form and shape there may be and is able to express the tension between separation with loneliness, even death, and love.


The Song became the favorite of Princess Charlotte of BelgiumEmpress of Mexico, reason why the followers of president Juarez and the liberal party, made a parody. German and French versions appeared in the s. Harry James recorded a version in on Columbia La Paloma has been interpreted by musicians of diverse backgrounds including operapopjazzrockmilitary bandsand folk music.

The song entered the Guinness Book of World Records being sung by the largest choir88, people, in Hamburg on May 9, Noted too that in the John Huston film version of Dashiell Hammett ‘s The Maltese Falcon the name of the boat that delivers the black bird to San Francisco, the boat that later catches fire, is La Paloma. The song “La Paloma” is the subject of the documentary La Paloma.

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