Osvaldo Farrés

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Osvaldo Farrés (1903-1985) was a Cuban songwriter and composer best known for having written the songs "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás", "Acercate Mas", and "Tres Palabras."

Early life[edit]

Farrés was born in 1903 in the small city of Quemado de Güines, Las Villas, Cuba.


Although unable to read or write music, he became a prolific and world-renowned composer. His songs include "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás", "Acercate Mas", "Tres Palabras", "Toda Una Vida" and his own favorite "Madrecita" written in honor of his mother and sung to this day in Latin America on Mother's Day.

His songs have been performed and recorded by stars such as Doris Day, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Eydie Gorme, Pedro Vargas, Raquel Bitton, Charles Aznavour, Luis Miguel, Maurice Chevalier, Sara Montiel, Olga Guillot and many others.

Personal life[edit]

In 1962, Farrés and his wife, Fina del Peso Farrés, left Cuba. They never returned. He died in West New York, New Jersey, in 1985.