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Yellow Days

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"La mentira (Se te olvida)", known in English as "Yellow Days", is a bolero written by Álvaro Carrillo around 1965.[1] Alan Bernstein wrote the song's lyrics in English. It has become a Latin and jazz standard, having been featured as the theme song of films and telenovelas,[2] as well as being covered by artists such as Frank Sinatra, who sang it to an arrangement by Billy May.[3] It appeared on the Francis A. & Edward K. (Sinatra and Duke Ellington) album on Reprise. It has also been covered by Jerry Vale, the Sandpipers, Anita Bryant, Johnny Mann, Lenny Dee, Johnny Mathis, and Jonah Jones.[4]


  1. ^ Cunningham, Michael G. (August 2010). Gilded Songs (Berlin to Bacharach): The Gig Instrumentalist's Guide to the Golden Era of American Popular Song (1920 to 1979). AuthorHouse. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-4520-4527-6. Archived from the original on 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  2. ^ Balderston, Daniel; González, Mike; López, Ana M., eds. (2000). "Álvaro Carrillo". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures. London, UK: Routledge. p. 285. ISBN 9781134788521.
  3. ^ The Music of Billy May: A Discography. Greenwood Press. 1 January 1998. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-313-30739-3.
  4. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 4 May 1968. p. 6. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.