Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps by Doris Day



Per­haps, Per­haps, Per­haps” by Doris Day (Latin for Lovers, Colum­bia Records, 1965). Writ­ten by Osvaldo Farrés, Eng­lish lyrics writ­ten by Joe Davis (not a trans­la­tion of the Span­ish lyrics).


I watched the 1992 Aus­tralian dance clas­sic Strictly Ball­room, now a new favorite. I am almost more rec­om­mend­ing the film, than the song, though the song is great!

INTERESTING FACTS (a la wikipedia)

- “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” (also known as “Per­haps, Per­haps, Per­haps” in Eng­lish), is a pop­u­lar song by Cuban song­writer Osvaldo Farres.

- In 1958, Nat King Cole reg­u­larly per­formed the song with a heavy Amer­i­can accent. His ver­sion appeared on his 1958 album Cole Español and fre­quently appeared in the 2000 film In the Mood for Love.

- In 1964, the Trini Lopez ver­sion was recorded for Reprise Records for the album The Latin Album.

- In 1996, the alter­na­tive rock band Cake released “Per­haps, Per­haps, Per­haps” on their album Fash­ion Nugget.

- In 2000, British singer Geri Hal­li­well released “Per­haps, Per­haps, Per­haps” as a B-side to her sin­gle “Bag It Up”.

- In 2007, a cover of “Quizás, quizás, quizás” fig­ured in the track­list of Mi Sueño, the posthu­mous Ibrahim Ferrer’s CD, released under World Cir­cuit Records by Buena Vista Social Club. The cover was per­formed by Ibrahim Fer­rer fea­tur­ing the Cuban singer Omara Portuondo.

- In 2008, The Pussy­cat Dolls included “Per­haps, Per­haps, Per­haps” as a bonus track on the CD 2 of the Deluxe edi­tion of their CD Doll Dom­i­na­tion.

- In 2008, Buena Vista Social Club released a live ver­sion on their album Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall.


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