Before the Next Teardrop Falls Karaoke - Freddy Fender

"Before the Next Teardrop Falls" is an American country and pop song written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters, and most famously recorded by Freddy Fender.




Before the Next Teardrop Falls by Freddy Fender Song Trivia

The song was written in the late 1960's and had been recorded more than two dozen times. In 1974, record producer Huey P Meaux approached Fender about overdubbing vocals for an instrumental track. Fender agreed, performing the song bilingual style — singing the first verse in English, then repeating the verse in Spanish.

"The recording only took a few minutes," Fender once told an interviewer. "I was glad to get it over with and I thought that would be the last of it."

In 1974, Fender recorded "Before the Next Teardrop Falls". The single was selected for national distribution and became a number one hit on the Billboard Country and Pop charts.

It sold over a million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA in May 1975. The song ascended to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in March, spending two weeks atop the chart.

Thereafter, the song caught on just as strongly at Top 40 radio stations and it was not long before Fender had a #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit as well. Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song for 1975.

The song is about a man's undaunted determination to save his heart for the just-departed object of his deep (but unrequited) love, and sincere hope that should the woman's new relationship not work out, she will remember his love and return to him.

A showcase of Fender's tenor and Meaux's Tex-Mex musical styling, "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" jump-started his career. (Fender's career had stalled in 1960 after his arrest on drug charges.)





Before the Next Teardrop Falls by Freddy Fender Song Lyrics

If he brings you happiness
Then i wish you all the best
It's your happiness
that matters most of all
But if he ever breaks your heart
If the teardrops ever start
I'll be there before the next
teardrop falls

Si te quire de verdad
Y te da felicidad
Te deseo lo mas bueno
para los dos
Pero si te hace llorar
A mime puedes hablar
I'll be there before the next
teardrop falls

I'll be there anytime
You need me by your side
To drive away every teardrop
that you cried

And if he ever leaves you blue
Just remember, I love you
And I'll be there before the next
teardrop falls
And I'll be there before the next
teardrop falls



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