Easy tutorial for beginners with some explanations, the tab, the lyrics and the chords to play Cancion del mariachi by Los Lobos from the movie Desperado with Antonio Banderas on guitar.
Cancion del mariachi with chords
The parts 1 and 2 are played in the same way.
We will therefore only look at the introduction, the verse 1 and the chorus.
Introduction of the song
Here are the three chords you will need to know for the instrumental introduction :
When you master those positions, you can follow the next grid to play the introductory melody :
Part 1 of Desperado
Part 1 consists of two verses.
Each vers is played in the same way.
So we will therefore only look how to play the first verse.
Here are the two new chords that you should know from these first two verses :
You will see that these are the same chords as for the introduction but the position on the neck of the guitar changes.
When you have these news ready, you can continue and play this tab :
Remember that the chords are written above the lyrics so that you can play them at the right time. Therefore, it’s better to play while singing. Chords that are to the right of a phrase (not above a word) are played between the two phrases.
Chorus of the music
The chorus consists of a single verse. There are no new chords.
You only have to keep for the Am and E7 the positions of Part 1.
You can follow the following plan to play the chorus :
Cancion del mariachi video with tab
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Cancion del mariachi lyrics
The lyrics of the song Cancion del mariachi by Antonio Banderas are composed of two parts and a chorus.
The structure of the lyrics is simple:
Part 1 – Chorus – Part 2 – Chorus
Soy un hombre muy honrado
Que me gusta lo mejor
Las mujeres no me faltan
Ni el dinero, ni el amor
Jineteando en mi caballo
Por la sierra yo me voy
Las estrellas y la luna
Ellas me dicen donde voy
Ay, ay, ay, ay
Ay, ay mi amor
Ay, mi morena
De mi corazón
Me gusta tocar guitarra
Me gusta cantar el son
Mariachi me acompaña
Cuando canto mi canción
Me gusta tomar mis copas
Aguardiente es lo mejor
También el tequila blanco
Con su sal le da sabor
Before playing, I suggest you to tune your guitar with our guitar tuner. And you just start to play guitar, you can learn all the guitar notes on the fretboard.
Cancion del mariachi history
The famous Cancion del mariachi is a song composed in 1995 by the group Los Lobos. As everyone knows, this song was written for the movie Desperado with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek.
The movie Desperado almost opens with a scene in which Banderas, who, as the title indicates, is a mariachi, sings with his band while he is in charge of saving the situation of a woman in danger… without stopping singing.
In the light of this scene, the lyrics of our Canción del mariachi, “a very honest man” (“hombre muy honrado”) who lacks neither money nor love, can be better understood.
Easy score for beginners
The following score is a “home-made” easy score for beginners that we created according to the above frameworks and explanations.
Summarizes everything we just covered. You can download it for free to play Canción del mariachi from the movie Desperado with Antonio Banderas on guitar.