Who Sang South of the Border? Don McLean

Don McLean Prime Time cover art
publisher: ©SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC. , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr
release date: 1977
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Folk Rock
length: 2:20
writer: Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy
South of the border, down Mexico way
That's where I fell in love, when the stars above came out to play
And now as I wander, my thoughts ever stray
South of the border, down Mexico way

She was a picture in old Spanish lace
Just for a tender while I kissed a smile upon her face
'Cause it was fiesta and we were so gay
South of the border, Mexico way

Then she sighed as she whispered, manana
Never dreaming that we were parting
And I lied as a whispered, manana
'Cause our tomorrow never came

South of the border, I jumped back one day
There in a veil of white, by the candlelight, she knelt to pray
The mission bells told me that I mustn't stay
South of the border, Mexico way

The mission bells told me, ding, dong, that I must not stay
Stay South of the border, down Mexico way

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prime Time
  • 2 The Statue
  • 3 Jump
  • 4 Red Wing
  • 5 The Wrong Thing to Do
  • 6 The Pattern Is Broken
  • 7 When Love Begins
  • 8 Color TV Blues
  • 9 Building My Body
  • 10 Down the Road/Sally Ann
  • 11 When a Good Thing Goes Bad
  • 12 South of the Border