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Words & Music: Don Robertson
Who makes my heart beat like thunder?
Who makes my temperature rise?
Who makes me tremble with wonderful rapture
With one burning glance, from her eyes


Once I was free as a gypsy
A creature too wild to tame
Then suddenly I saw, Marguerita
And I was caught, like a moth in the flame her name


Her lips have made me her prisoner
A slave to her every command
She captivates me, and intoxicates me
With one little touch of her hand


Sweet...Marguerita...sweet,sweet Marguerita....
Recorded: 1963/01/22, first released on Fun in Acapulco


marty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2021report abuse
I really like this recording. I like the Latin flavor of these recordings and "Fun In Acapulco" is one of my favorite 60's soundtracks. Don Robertson wrote many great songs for Elvis and other artists.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2021report abuse
Fabulous recording by Elvis!
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2021report abuse
The Fun In Acapulco soundtrack album is one of Elvis' best produced of those which came out during the 60's. And Marguerita is one of the better tunes on that album! I really like it! And Elvis was in great vocal shape too during the making of the album!
Miknik7077 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 24, 2020report abuse
2nd best song on the soundtrack. Really pretty tune that Elvis nails. Love the Spanish feel to the song.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2018report abuse
Certainly his voice may have been at its peak 1960-64, but oh so wasted on movie songs, a lot of them worse than this. 2 stars for the vocal.
atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2018report abuse
Elvis does a good job on a song that is mediocre at best. Forgettable. 2 Stars.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2018report abuse
From the movie soundtrack "Fun In Acapulco", while acceptable as it sticks in your mind, it's not one of my personal favorites, as there are other tunes I feel stand out better than this one.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2013report abuse
Not great, but Elvis' voice is. Robertson was better in writing ballads.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2012report abuse
He obviously enjoyed doing this music much more than doing rock. He wanted to be recognised as a true singer and the Mexican-Spanish feel suits his vibrato and ability to hold a note perfectly. The second best song on the album and a 5 star from me - lpve it.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2010report abuse
A well sung ballad with Elvis in top notch vocal form from the 1963 LP and movie "Fun In Acapulco". While this is not one of my personal favorites, I don't skip this song if I am playing the soundtrack LP.
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2010report abuse
A true gem from a soundtrack I've always enjoyed. Elvis loved Mexican or Spanish-flavoured music and you can hear it in this magical song. It's a moviesong and the sound and mixing could've been better, but the King makes this a joy to listen to. There's also a version by Les Negresses Vertes that's worth looking for.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2010report abuse
I don't think that Elvis' voice was better than here, a delightful Don Robertson song.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2010report abuse
I love Don Robertson's work especially the songs recorded by Elvis. This is another pleasant number with the added bonus of Elvis' fine voice which at this period was unsurpassed.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2010report abuse
A delightful song. Wonderfully sung by Elvis. Fun movie.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2008report abuse
Elvis clearly relishes the vocal challenge here, and the song itself is wonderfully crafted. The execution of the line " her name" showcases the dark, inventive approach that Robertson took to each of his works. Don does it again, with a song which almost -- in terms of songwriting prowess and sheer originality -- reaches the heights of "That's Someone You Never Forget"!!

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