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21 Chente Lyrics That Will Make Even The Most Cold-Hearted Person Cry

Throughout his multiple records, Chente created a mystical land full of tequila, mariachis, machismo and long lost love. Some of his lyrics are pretty kitschy but in a good way! He was able to establish an emotional rapport with millions of followers, many of which are Mexican migrants in the United States that have a nostalgic relationship with their home country.

Here’s 21 Chente lyrics (some of which are originally from the great José Alfredo Jiménez), that will make even the most macho person echar una lagrimita.

Ajúaaaaaaaaaa.

1. “Es mi niña bonita con su carita de rosa
Es mi niña bonita cada día mas preciosa
Es mi niña bonita echa de nardo y clavel
Es mi niña bonita es mi niña bonita
Cuanto la llego a querer” From “Mi Niña bonita”

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This is a tender song about a girl who could be sung to a love interest or even to one’s sweet daughter. It is a bit uncanny to hear such tenderness coming from such a tough hombre.

2. “Por darle rienda suelta a mis antojos
Por no tener conciencia de la misma
Por eso ayer hice llorar sus ojos” From “La Derrota”

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Oh man…. here Chente regrets having let his desires rule his life, perhaps booze and being unfaithful. He knows he lost his love because of his mischievous ways…

3. “Tengo el alma de bohemio y mexicano
Vagabundo y trovador
Para todos mi amistad llevo en la mano
Soy así de corazón” From “Como México No Hay Dos”

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An ode to being Mexican… and always being friendly even if life throws curveballs at you.

4. “La barca en que me iré
lleva una cruz de olvido
lleva una cruz de amor
y en esa cruz sin ti
me moriré de astío” From “Cruz de Olvido”

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A very powerful song about how one’s old loves are just forgotten and disappear into thin air as life goes by.

5. “Estos celos me hacen daño me enloquecen
Jamás aprenderé a vivir sin ti
Lo peor es que muy tarde comprendí sí si
Contigo tenia todo y lo perdí
Contigo tenia todo y lo perdí” From “Estos Celos”

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Oh man… more than one macho celoso will cry of self-pity after listening to this song about the consuming damage of jealousy.

6. “Vale más un buen amor, que mil costales de oro
Vale más un buen amor, por eso eres mi tesoro” From “Para
Siempre”

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A very romantic song, ideal for a wedding anniversary: love is more valuable than gold. Carajo, otra maestro! 

7. “Te di todo de mi te di mis sueños
Yo siempre fui tu dios tu único dueño
Me diste tanto amor en esos años
Juramos ser amantes para siempre” From “Ahora Resulta”

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A tune about the pain caused by the unfulfilled promise of eternal love. Sometimes forever is not really para siempre.

8. “Tu sabes que soy parejo
Ya te lo dije una vez
Si yo no te causo penas
No quiero que me las des” From “Alma de Acero”

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This dude is kind of a pendejo: don’t mess with me and I don’t mess with you, he sings. Many machos will find themselves identified and cry for past mistakes.

9. “Hoy vives sufriendo nomas por mi culpa,
perdona lo injusto que fui sin querer,
creyendo que sólo con mucho cariño,
podría darte todo, maldita mi fe!” From “Anillo de Compromiso”

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Pain, dolor, ay dolor. A song about a guy who finally acknowledges the pain that he has caused for being a douche.

10. “Perdido en el vicio hundido
dolido del corazón
viviendo de una limosna
durmiendo en cualquier rincón
perdido por un dolido
nomas tomando licor” From “Borracho Sin Cantina”

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Anyone who has woken up with a cruda moral for drinking too much the night before will feel identified. The song is a bit troubling, however, as it takes drinking problems a bit too lightly.

11. “Como paloma que vaga errante
Sin rumbo fijo ni dirección
Navego y cruzo los ríos y mares
Sin paz ni abrigo, ni protección” From “Como Paloma Errante”

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A song about the fact that we are born alone and remain alone and will probably die solos como perros callejeros….

12. “Perdóname… Si te he ofendido
Perdóname… Ten compasión” From “Amor de los dos”

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A song that makes us imagine a mariachi kneeling and BEGGING for forgiveness in front of his puchunguita.

13. “conocí a tu esposo mientras caminaba
por el parquecito por que aquellas veces caminamos tanto” From “Conocí a tu esposo”

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Perhaps the most painful of the lot…. the author meets his old love’s current husband… precisely at the park where they used to promenade hand in hand.

14. “Por eso yo me alejo
no quiero ser tu estorbo”

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Super dramatic… a guy who basically says he doesn’t want to be a roadblock in the girl’s life anymore…. ouch.

15. “La única estrella que tiene mi cielo
se esta nublando
La nube negra de mi desgracia
Poquito a poco le va tapando” From “La Unica Estrella”

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A beautiful metaphor of how bad luck chases you like a dark, gloomy cloud….. there is no escape.

16. “Nadie sabe cuanto tiempo
Traía cargando amarguras
Como recuerdo a mi viejo
Y sus tantas aventuras” From “El Señor de las Canas”

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A song that anyone that has lost a father or abuelito will feel close too. Tears will flow as Chente describes cotton head viejos and wrinkles that only wisdom and the implacable passage of years can give.

17. “si me quieres
te regalo el mundo entero
si me olvidas
que me lleve la tristeza” From “Ponle Precio”

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Another dolorosa song about forgetting…. if the loved one forgets him then sadness will cover him like a cold blanket from hell.

18. “Con mi dolor
Causando pena voy rodando por ahí
No hay una frase de cariño para mí
Todos me miran con desprecio y con rencor” From “Urge”

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Basically a song about a dude that everyone hates… there must be a reason.

19. “Acá entre Nos, quiero que sepas la verdad
No te he dejado de adorar, allá en mi triste soledad” From “Acá Entre Nos”

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The ultimate confession: the guy still loves his ex. He stills adores her, there in the dark corner of his solitude.

20. “De pronto como un loco muerto
Tu boca que viviendo cuerdo no podría besar
Y ansioso por tener tus besos” From “Demente”

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Lovesickness and madness go hand in hand and Chente knows it!

21. “Chapala
eres paisajes para las almas enamoradas
enjambres de charalitos
pescados hoy en la madrugada” From “Chapala”

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A nostalgic and sad song about the huge place in the heart that anyone’s hometown has, particularly if one is far away.

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