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Latest update on 16/09/2017

Artist: Trio Perla De Occidente
Author: Luis Mars
Label: Black & White
Year: 1948

Based upon the legend of a Mexican woman who drowned her three children because the man she loved didn't care about any children. When he heard what she had done to be with him, he left her for good. That's when the tears kept rolling.

Covers:

1953:

Cynthia Gooding

1968:

Raphael [hit Sp.]

1974:

Joan Baez

1990:

Palito Ortega

1991:

Tish Hinojosa

1993:

Nana Mouskouri

1993:

Chavela Vargas [Costa Rican singer in Mexico, nicknamed 'la voz aspera de la ternura' (the bitter voice of tenderness); Frida Kahlo was a close friend, to say the least; Outed herself as lesbian at the age of 81]

1994:

Lola Beltrán

1999:

Lila Downs [new version in film Frida along with Mariachi Juvenil de Tecalitlán, singing other verses than Chavela Vargas]

2002:

Chavela Vargas [as the Death in film Frida, dramatic build-up to the killing of Trotsky]

2005:

Vaya Con Dios

2010:

Charles Lloyd Quartet

Not to be confused with Atahualpa Yupanqui's La Lloroña.

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