Quizás, Quizás, Quizás

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"Quizás, Quizás, Quizás"
Song by Osvaldo Farrés
English titlePerhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written1947 (1947)
Songwriter(s)Osvaldo Farrés

"Quizás, quizás, quizás", sometimes known simply as "Quizás" (Latin American Spanish: [kiˈsas]; "Perhaps"), is a popular song by Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farrés.[1][2] Farrés wrote the music and original Spanish lyrics for the song which became a hit for Bobby Capó in 1947.

English version[edit]

The English lyrics for "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" were translated by Joe Davis[3] from the original Spanish version. The English version was first recorded by Desi Arnaz in 1948 (RCA).[4]

French version[edit]

The French lyrics, Qui sait, qui sait, are by Jacques Larue [fr], with a slightly different meaning. The story is about a man wondering if the flirting of his girlfriend while dancing with an unknown man will have impact on their relationship: "Who knows?". It has been first recorded by Luis Mariano in 1948, on a single for His Master's Voice.[5]

Notable cover versions[edit]

Notable cover versions include:


  1. ^ "Osvaldo Farrés @ peermusic – The Independent Major". 10 February 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-02-10. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ Jambrina, Jesús (29 August 2012). ""Quizás, quizás, quizás": una leyenda". Huffington Post.
  3. ^ Bruce Bastin; Kip Lornell (2012). The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916–1978. American Made Music Series. University Press of Mississippi. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-61703-276-9. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Desi Arnaz – Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps". WhoSampled.com. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Qui sait/La mer m'a chanté". Discogs.
  6. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Doris Day - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps". Genius community. Retrieved December 31, 2022.
  8. ^ "Strictly Ballroom (Original Soundtrack)". Apple music. Retrieved December 31, 2022.

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