México Lindo y Querido
"México lindo y querido" is a traditional mariachi and ranchera Mexican song written by Chucho Monge and made famous by singer Jorge Negrete ("the singing charro"). It is widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world for its characterization of patriotism and loyalty for the land of Mexico. It has been covered by many well-known artists, including Bertín Osborne, Ana Gabriel and Vicente Fernández.
The most recognizable stanza of the song states:
|México lindo y querido
Si muero lejos de ti
Que digan que estoy dormido
Y que me traigan aquí
|Lovely, beloved Mexico
If I die far from you
May they say that I'm asleep
And may they bring me back here
- "Chucho Monge" (in Spanish). Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Mexico. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- Kernecker, Herb (2005). When in Mexico, Do as the Mexicans Do. McGraw-Hill Professional. pp. 49–55. ISBN 0-8442-2783-8.
- Rosales, Francisco Arturo (1997). Chicano!: the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement. Arte Publico Press. pp. 57–59. ISBN 1-55885-201-8.
- History of México lindo y querido (Italian)