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Valladolid in Municipality of Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Author of “Ojos Tristes” (Sad Eyes)

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2017
1. The Author of “Ojos Tristes” (Sad Eyes) Marker
Inscription.
El Autor de los “Ojos Tristes”
En esta casa vivió su infancia el laureado escritor y poeta Don Alfredo Aguilar Alfaro, quien naciera en la población de Calotmul, Yucatán el 20 de Octubre de 1902; sus primeros estudios los realizó en Valladolid hasta que, a la llegada de Salvador Alvarado a Yucatán, su familia se trasladó a Mérida. Sus primeros libros fuerton “De mis Senderos” y “La Divina Ociosidad” editados ambos en la Ciudad de México, el primero en 1928 y el segundo en 1940. En el año de 1943 obtuvo el primer lugar de los Juegos Florales de Valladolid con su “Canto a Valladolid”.

Fueron muy pocos los versos de Alfredo Aguilar Alfaro que fueron convertidos en canción, siendo el tema más conocido “Ojos tristes” que fue musicalizado por Guty Cárdenas.

Otras canciones con letra suya son “En un Minuto de Ilusión” musicalizada por Ricardo Palmerín y a la que Guty pensaba ponerle música, cosa que no llegó a ocurrir debido a su inesperado asesinato. Este mismo poema fue musicalizado por Ermilio Padrón, José Diaz Bolio y José Antonio Castillo. Jesús Haro y Tamariz musicalizó su poema “Ya Nunca Más”; El Chel Solís, “Solamente Una Vez”; Héctor Aguilar Quiroz, “Sublime Visión”; Fausto Cámara Zavala “Beso
An additional Alfredo Aguilar Alfaro marker above the featured marker. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2017
2. An additional Alfredo Aguilar Alfaro marker above the featured marker.
En esta casa vivio su infancia
el laureado escritor y poeta
Dn. Alfredo Aguilar Alfaro
Autor de la cancion
”Ojos Tristes”
Valladolid, Yucatan Febrero, 2 1990
Comité Luis Rosado Vega
Santo”; Carlos Cadena, “Como Blancas Magnolias”; Manuel López Barbeito “Como Pétalo en la Flor” y “Dos Luceros”; Ricardo Pasos Peniche, “Los Bucles de tu Pelo”; Pepe Dominguez, “Por el Camino y la Huella”.

English:
The Author of “Ojos Tristes” (Sad Eyes)
Laureate writer and poet Don Alfredo Aguilar Alfaro lived in this house during his childhood. He was born in Calotmul, Yucatán on October 20, 1902. He undertook his first studies in Valladolid until the arrival to Yucatán of Salvador Alvarado, when his family moved to Mérida. His first books were “De mis Senderos” (Of my Paths) and “La Divina Ociosidad” (The Divine Idleness), both edited in Mexico City, the first one in 1928, the second one in 1940. In 1943 he obtained the first place in the Juegos Flores de Valladolid (Valladolid´s Floral Games) with his “Canto a Valladolid” (Song to Valladolid)

Very few of his verses were turned into songs, the best known one being “Ojos Tristes”, musicalized by Guty Cárdenas.

Other songs with lyricas of him are “En un Minuto de Ilusión” with music from Ricardo Palmerín, a song that Guty thought about adding music to, before his unexpected murder. The same poem was musicalized by Ermilio Padrón, José Diaz Bolio and
The Author of “Ojos Tristes” (Sad Eyes) Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2017
3. The Author of “Ojos Tristes” (Sad Eyes) Marker
The markers are to the right on the building, now El Atrio de Mayab Restaurant.
José Antonio Castillo. Jesús Haro y Tamariz musicalized his poem “Ya Nunca Más”; El Chel Solís, “Solamente Una Vez”; Héctor Aguilar Quiroz, “Sublime Visión”; Fausto Cámara Zavala “Beso Santo”; Carlos Cadena, “Como Blancas Magnolias”; Manuel López Barbeito “Como Pétalo en la Flor” y “Dos Luceros”; Ricardo Pasos Peniche, “Los Bucles de tu Pelo”; Pepe Dominguez, “Por el Camino y la Huella”.
 
Location. 20° 41.376′ N, 88° 12.095′ W. Marker is in Valladolid, Yucatán, in Municipality of Valladolid. Marker is on Calle 41 just east of Calle 42, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valladolid, Yucatán 97780, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of San Servacio (within shouting distance of this marker); Centralist Federalist War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crime of the Mayors (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco Cantón Rosado Park (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Regional Artisans' Center “Zací” (about 120 meters away); The Catholic Parsonage of Valladolid (about 150 meters away); The Valladolid Artisans' Market (about 240 meters away); Birth House of Delio Moreno Cantón (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valladolid.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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