Who Sang My Cherie Amour? Cal Tjader and Charlie Byrd

Charlie Byrd Tambu cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Jazz Latin
Style: Samba/Smooth Jazz/Easy Listening/Fusion/Bossanova/Latin Jazz
length: 4:35
producer: Orrin Keepnews
electric guitar: Charlie Byrd
vibraphone: Cal Tjader
electric piano: Michael Wolff
bass: John Heard
percussion: Mayuto Correa
recording engineer: Eddie Harris
drums (drum set): Dick Berk
writer: Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
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My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day
My cherie amour, distant as the milky way
My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine
In a cafe or sometimes on a crowded street
I've been near you, but you never noticed me
My cherie amour, won't you tell me how could you ignore
That behind that little smile I wore
How I wish that you were mine
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Maybe someday, you'll see my face amoung the crowd
Maybe someday, I'll share your little distant cloud
Oh, cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine
La la la la la la, la la la la la la
La la la la la la, la la la la la la

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tambu (Tombo in 7/4)
  • 2 Tereza My Love
  • 3 Black Narcissus
  • 4 Sad Eyes
  • 5 My Cherie Amour
  • 6 San Francisco River
  • 7 Samba de Oneida
  • 8 Don't Lend Your Guitar to Anyone