(Enric Madriguera (m) / Eddie Woods (l) ) 1931
As performed by Smith Ballew (with Enric Madriguera and His Orchestra)
Also played by:
In leaving you, I'm grieving
Do say adiós
My heart is aching, even breaking
I sigh and cry
My adiós, adiós to you.
And in this heart
That made me out
What used to be
Just for you and me
Moon watching and waiting above
Soon it will be blessing our love.
Our happy ending marriage
And dear to you
With the hearts true
No more to bid you,
This popular melody, a Rumba/Foxtrot became a national hit in 1941.
Madriguera also wrote Sambas . Note that this song has a
variety of lyrics which have been applied to the melody. The lyric
above is taken directly from the 1931 recording with Smith Ballew
but others exist.
Enric (Enrique) Madriguera, Barcelona Spain born, was a child
prodigy with the violin. He relocated to the USA where he became
a lead violinist and finally a conductor. Later in life, he worked
for Columbia records in charge of the Latin American music section
where he had his first exposure to Latin tempos. He formed a band
for the Havana Casino and later returned to form a swing band in
the USA in 1934. By 1940, he had switched his love to Latin
American melodies exclusively. He was dearly beloved by all South
American countries which gave him the nickname "Ambassador Of Music
To All The Americas'.
Smith (Sykes) Ballew, an American from Texas USA, was a orchestra
leader, singer and actor during the 1920s through the 1950s.
Although he sang in many swing bands of the day, he is perhaps best
known for his roles as a one of the early singing cowboys of the
'silver screen' when he performed in a number of Westerns.
(Transcribed by David Story June 2014)