Make "Corazon de Tampa" the official song of Tampa sign now

World famous paleontologist Frank Garcia wrote a sweet song with a Latin beat about growing up in the Spanish neighborhoods of Tampa. The title of the song is Corazon de Tampa (Heart of Tampa). The theme of the song is summarized by one line in it: I love my Tampa.

Like many others here in the Tampa Bay region, I am a transplant. Yet this song expresses my new-found love for Tampa, my new hometown. Tourists coming to Tampa could well go back home humming this happy tune and thinking I love my Tampa.

Here is what Frank says about the song:

- Today I remember those magical moments in West Tampa and Ybor City that held me in its grasp and embraced me with a youthful innocence of joy and wonder when I was a young boy growing up in Tampa. What little of the red brick streets remain were the pathways to the different places in this town that helped form the inner core of my being. While I live outside of Tampa today, Tampa has never really left me. You too can discover that little jewel "Nestled 'neath the blue skies of the Caribbean" All you have to do is go there and open your heart, and shell find you! -

I added some photos from Franks family album to his music and put it on YouTube for everyone to enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQvsqZGTzDI

I urge the Mayor and City Council of Tampa to adopt Franks song as the Official Song of Tampa.

Fred Jacobsen

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Latest Signatures

  • 26 September 2015100. Richard Prussoj
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 201599. Janice C
    I support this petition
  • 28 July 201598. David H
    This song truly captures the very essence of Tampa.
  • 17 July 201597. Julie Palombip
    Beautiful words
  • 18 June 201596. Paula G
    I support this petition
  • 10 April 201595. Kathleen T
    I support this petition
  • 13 February 201594. Tedd W
    It's a natural fit Pam
  • 27 December 201493. Kellee Zhang
    I support this petition
  • 25 October 201492. Ricky Trevorm
    I support this petition
  • 16 September 201491. Dan P
    You'll not find a better song that expresses Tampa's heritage. Don't be namby pamby!
  • 13 September 201490. Mike D
    I love Ybor City and Tampa. This great song, "Corazon de Tampa" should be made the official song of Tampa and Ybor City. It is a catchy tune that brings back memories of enjoying a Cafe con Leche with a Cuban sandwich. Let's hear it on the radio too. Mike
  • 24 August 201489. Joe M
    I support this petition
  • 15 August 201488. Ruth Ib
    I absolutley love the magical beat./~
  • 29 March 201487. Christy B
    I support this petition
  • 26 March 201486. Gary T
    I support this petition
  • 16 March 201485. Tony L
    Love The Song
  • 17 January 201484. Vincent Johnp
    This song captures what Tampa is to many of us, our heart.
  • 15 November 201383. Ana Matiasr
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 201382. Nina T
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 201381. Wilda M
    Listened to it, and it really fits the town.
  • 27 July 201380. Marta Sr
    I support this petition
  • 02 March 201379. Melody Gj
    Having grown up in the Tampa Bay area during the 1940s, '50s, '60s, etc., I. too, can appreciate Frank Garcia's sentiments so nicely rendered in his own dulcet tones. To my knowledge, the Tampa Bay area does not have it's own originally composed musical r
  • 14 February 201378. Shavon B
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 201377. Bob H
    Frank Garcia has captured the spirit of Tampa in music and verse!
  • 28 December 201276. Barbara S
    Great song by an awesome guy!!!
  • 01 September 201275. M Waynef
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 201274. Dominick P
    Great song feels like Tampa

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