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Warren Zevon


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“Carmelita” is a rock song written by Warren Zevon. The song is ostensibly about a heroin addicted writer in love with a Mexican girl, but it might be more accurate to say that it is about Los Angeles than about the character in question. The song was originally recorded by Canadian singer Murray McLauchlan on his self-titled album of 1972. Zevon himself recorded it four years later, in 1976, on his self titled album. Linda Ronstadt recorded a well known version in 1977, and various covers have followed. The song resembles Bob Dylan’s song Desolation Row. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I think I'm sinking down ... And I'm all strung out on heroin ... Carmelita hold me tighter

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