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Corazón (1939)

Heart
lyrics by Hector Marcó
music by Carlos Di Sarli

Heart, you are deceiving me…
Heart, why are you crying?
You don’t see that I’m dying
to your rhythm, from this pain.

Though you know that she’s no longer mine,
that she has surrendered to another’s arms,
try not to faint yet,
be as firm as I am.

Give me a strong beat
because I want to uproot
this flower of forgetting
that she has tried to plant
over my pain.

Heart,
don’t call to her
don’t beg her for anything—
you have never deserved
so much humiliation
from the ones you love.

I believe in God
and in life,
with its turns of fortune.
I know that they will bring her
on her knees to my door
to beg for forgiveness.


Orquesta Carlos Di Sarli, singer Roberto Rufino
(1939)

Orquesta Carlos Di Sarli, singer Mario Pomar (1955)

(Spanish original after the jump)

Corazón

Corazón, me estás mintiendo…
Corazón, ¿por qué lloras?
No me ves que voy muriendo
de esta pena a tu compás.

Si sabés que ya no es mía,
que a otros brazos se entregó,
no desmayes todavía,
sé constante como yo.

Dame tu latido
que yo quiero arrancar
esta flor de olvido
que ella ha prendido
sobre mi mal.

Corazón,
no la llames
ni le implores—
que de tus amores
nunca has merecido
tanta humillación.

Creo en Dios
y la vida,
con sus vueltas,
sé que de rodillas
la traerá a mis puertas
a pedir perdón.

About Derrick Del Pilar

Born and raised in Chicago, I came to the tango while studying at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires in 2006. In 2008 I earned my B.A. with majors in Creative Writing and Spanish & Portuguese from the University of Arizona, and in 2009 I earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. My specialty is the history & literature of early 20th century Argentina.

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  1. Your work is an asset to the tango world. Remarkable put together with enjoyment and helps the dancers to know what they are dancing to.Thankyou dearly.

    Posted by Martin | 07.10.2009, 11:18 AM

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