Mexico Lindo y Querido

The love for one’s home land extends beyond borders. For people living in the United States who have left their homeland behind, having the connection to traditions and culture is of high importance.

I have become more aware of how much patriotism Mexican people have. There are so many songs that talk about the beautiful land in Veracruz and the pretty ladies in Jalisco, about the pride they have in Aguascalientes. They talk about the good people in Michoacan and mostly about the love for Mexico in general.

One song that displays this love for the homeland the best  is “Mexico Lindo y Querido.” This song was made popular by Jorge Negrete, the “Charro” of the early 1900’s and one of the most recognized singers throughout Mexico, Latin America and Spain.

The song “Mexico Lindo y Querido,” is the epitome of what many Hispanic people feel about their country. I think this is even stronger for people who have been living in the United States or away from their home country for a while. People often crave the smell of fresh warm totillas, or the taste of the corner tacos or the scent of the dirt when it rains. These are the things that you cannot get when across borders.

My favorite line from this song says,

 “Mexico lindo y quierdo, si muero lejos de ti, que digan que estoy dormido y que me traigan aqui”

In other words, it says, beautiful Mexico, if I die far from you, tell them I’m asleep so that they will take me back to you.

I love that line because I think it shows how important it is to always go back to your homeland, the place of your birth. So important that even dead one would want to be taken back to rest there for eternity.

Mariachi music is important to people everywhere. It brings back memories of home and makes people who are far away from home the ability to enjoy a piece of their beloved homeland.

check out the song below, this version by Alejandro Fernandez, more modern

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~ by mariachime on May 16, 2011.

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