Mexico is a song from the Disney animated film, The Three Caballeros. It is sung after Panchito explains to Donald about the history of Mexico.

Background

It is first heard during the part after Panchito tells José and Donald that a long time ago, the gods told the Aztecs to build a large city in the middle of a lake with an eagle devouring a rattlesnake on a nopal cactus on top of a rock - just as the Aztecs built a large city on the lake, the city was called "Tenochtitlan", which is now Mexico City nowadays.

The song is later sung again when Panchito takes Donald and José on a trip across Mexico via magic serape to explore Mexico all around them where the Caballeros arrive at the state of Pátzcuaro. It is instrumentally heard again when the Caballeros ride via magic sarape from Pátzcuaroto to Veracruz which loops into Lilongo.

Lyrics

Sweet music
Gay serenatas
Tropic skies of velvet blue

Magic gardens perfume the breezes
Where true love brought me to you...

Mexico, with all your romance
Your song of love will live forever after

Mexico, sweethearts are singing
Lovebirds are winging through a sky filled with laughter

Paradise, that's where I found you
Your magic smile made the blossoms bloom around you

Mexico, why do I feel as I do?
I simply fell under the spell of you...

Paradise, that's where I found you
Your magic smile made the blossoms bloom around you

Mexico, why do I feel as I do?
I simply fell under the spell of you...
Of you...

Trivia

  • Of all the songs featured in the film, "Mexico" is the only song to be completely original in the film; all the other songs are based on existing tunes.
  • "Mexico" is the song that plays on the radio at the music store in Pluto's Blue Note.


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Media
Saludos Amigos (Video) (Soundtrack) • The Three Caballeros (Video) (Soundtrack) • Walt Disney anthology seriesHouse of MouseMickey and the Roadster RacersSouth of the Border with DisneyWalt & El GrupoLegend of the Three Caballeros

Books: The Penguin That Hated the ColdThe Three Caballeros Ride AgainThe Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) CaballerosSouth of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program, 1941-1948
Segments: El Gaucho GoofyAquarela do BrasilPedroLake TiticacaThe Cold-Blooded PenguinThe Flying GauchitoBaíaLas PosadasMexico: Pátzcuaro, Veracuz and AcapulcoDonald's Surreal Reverie

Disney Parks
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three CaballerosIt's a Small WorldMickey Mouse Revue

Entertainment: Let's Party Gras!Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With It
Restaurants: Mickey & Pals Market Café
Parade: Disney's Party ExpressMickey's Soundsational Parade
Firework: Wonderful World of Animation
Spring: Fashionable Easter
Summer: Soryo Kobu
Halloween: Goofy's Skeletoons Street Party
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest CelebrationWorld of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Saludos Amigos: Donald DuckPedroMama PlanePapa PlaneAconcaguaGoofyJosé Carioca
The Three Caballeros: Panchito PistolesPabloPenguinsAracuan BirdBurritoFlying GauchitoYayaToy Bull

Members of the Saludos Amigos Artist Tour: Walt DisneyFrank ThomasLee BlairMary BlairNorman Ferguson
Legend of the Three Caballeros: XandraDaisy DuckApril, May, and JuneBaron Von SheldgooseLord Felldrake SheldgooseLeopold the HorribleHumphrey the BearEugenia Ferdinand-FerdinandClinton CootPeteSpike the BeeGaryDapper DuckGeorge WashingtonAbraham LincolnThomas JeffersonTeddy RooseveltKing ArthurMerlin

Episodes
Legend of the Three Caballeros
"Dope-a Cabana" • "Labyrinth and Repeat" • "Pyramid-Life Crisis" • "World Tree Caballeros" • "No Man Is an Easter Island" • "Stonehenge Your Bets" • "Mount Rushmore or Less" • "Nazca Racing" • "Mexico à Go-Go" • "Mt. Fuji Whiz" • "Thanks a Camelot" • "Shangri-La-Di-Da" • "Sheldgoose Square Dance"
Songs
Saludos Amigos: Saludos AmigosLa Blanca PalomaEscravos de Jó Aquarela do BrasilTico-Tico no Fubá
The Three Caballeros: BaíaHave You Been to Baía?Pandeiro & FluteOs Quindins de YayáThe Three CaballerosLas PosadasMexicoJarabe PateñoLilongoYou Belong to My HeartLa ZandungaJesusita en Chihuahua
Legend of the Three Caballeros: Moai VacationGoblin JailDraw the Line
Others: We Are The Three CaballerosMy Name is PanchitoPagode na Disney
Locations
South AmericaBrazilMexicoArgentinaChilePeruUruguay
Deleted Concepts
Pluto and the ArmadilloThe Laughing GauchitoCaxangaCuban CarnivalThe Hornero BirdBlame It on the SambaMiguelito Maracas
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